Dark powers are faint,
‘Infinite love and majesty to paint,
Perfect in bliss and no place for grief,
And test the rising din of the soul.
Serene in the affluent, and no adverse day,
True to actions and your hearts’ honest,
Till having sailed through life’s wild sea,
And from its rocks, and unruly haze liberated.
Sustained by the creatures and plants of the earth,
The silver streaks of lightening race across the sky.
Thunderous laugh the graced mark, high in the world,
Shine you high and held the head high.
‘Don’t kneel! Wipe out evil;
Rise! And the damsel bidden rise arise,
And stand with sturdy hands and eyes upwards,
The entire generous note when your name is named.
Royal games are yours’ as happiness chirps of at our hearth-
With sweet hints of some who prize you more
Success lay all her length and kissed your feet,
As if in warm admiration and in love.
A twirl of gold round your hair and robe;
‘And clothe yourself with insight, ‘ drew
Yea, by God’s rood, trusts you too wholly.’
And your name be a song, a name for fire and fame.
Trumpet-glowing in your life and your name,
All trust be yours -well, no vice: be yours,
But as you name yourself the summer wing,
Upon your life and use and name and fame,
And never ask for some other boon,
Yes is there one true line, the pearl of pearls:
Remain always in light and all joys follow;
In dark even your own shadow flees.