• Waiting/ John Burroughs

    May 18, 2011

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    Waiting is on the “Ode on a Grecian Urn” albums ¬†(I and II) You can also buy the mp3 at the “store” on this site. ¬†Thanks for your support!

     

    SERENE, I fold my hands and wait,
    Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;
    I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate,
    For, lo! my own shall come to me.

    I stay my haste, I make delays,
    For what avails this eager pace?
    I stand amid the eternal ways,
    And what is mine shall know my face.

    Asleep, awake, by night or day,
    The friends I seek are seeking me;
    No wind can drive my bark astray,
    Nor change the tide of destiny.

    What matter if I stand alone?
    I wait with joy the coming years;
    My heart shall reap where it hath sown,
    And garner up its fruit of tears.

    The waters know their own and draw
    The brook that springs in yonder height;
    So flows the good with equal law
    Unto the soul of pure delight.

    The stars come nightly to the sky;
    The tidal wave unto the sea;
    Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,
    Can keep my own away from me.

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