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

POEM OF THE DAY: Irrevocable

by Mary Wright Plummer (1856 – 1916).

Irrevocable (1882)

What thou hast done thou hast done: for the
 heavenly horses are swift;
Think not their flight to o’ertake—they stand at the
 throne even now.
Ere thou canst compass the thought, the immortals in
 just hands shall lift,
Poise, and weigh surely thy deed, and its weight shall be
 laid on thy brow;
For what thou hast done thou hast done.

What thou hast not done remains; and the heavenly
 horses are kind:
Till thou hast pondered thy choice they will patiently
 wait at thy door.
Do a brave deed, and behold! they are farther away
 than the wind;
Returning, they bring thee a crown to shine on thy brow
 evermore;
For what thou hast done thou hast done.

Notes:
http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/biographies/MainBiographies/P/plummer/plummer.html
http://books.google.com/books?id=JMH7RkYRh0gC&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187&dq=Mary+Wright+Plummer+biographer+1856&source=bl&ots=UZbGxCI6xN&sig=-vkVYfYqZpBUbTAcwsySvIzqbKw&hl=en&ei=bEraSuqmKMWl8AbRvIy3BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false

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