Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | June 23, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Beyond the Veil

by Timothy Thomas Fortune (1856 – 1928).

Beyond the Veil.

Across our path a sunbeam gently lies;
We know not whence it came; we think we know;
But, as we watch its glories come and go,
It fades away! Whither? Into the skies?
We seek to follow it, with blinking eyes,                                       5
Beyond the Veil—of which we nothing know!
But e’en imagination is too slow
To chase a sunbeam as it heavenward flies.
The fairest and the dearest objects fade,
Just as a sunbeam comes and glides away;                                 10
But, e’en while lingering in the gloom and shade,
Struggling through sorrow’s night into the day,
We feel “’tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved”—whate’er the cost.


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