Wednesday, December 12, 2007

In his Life Songs

Every shadow a sunshine hath,
The noon is the midnight's wife;
In the seven lakes of death
Stand the seven new islands of life.

Each hope in a fear begins,
The sweet in the bitter lies furled,
And joy and sorrow are twins--
Or the world would not be the world.

-From "Day and Night" by Theron Brown (1832-1914)
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