FIXED IS THE DOOM 9*
With answerable throbbings. On the stream, Deep, swift, and clear, the lilies floated; fish Through the shadows ran. There, thou and I Read Kindness in our eyes and closed the match.
FIXED IS THE DOOM
FI^CED is the doom ; and to the last of years Teacher and taught, friend, lover, parent, child, Each walks, though near, yet separate ; each beholds His dear ones shine beyond him like the stars. We also, love, forever dwell apart; With cries approach, with cries behold the gulph, The Unvaulted; as two great eagles that do wheel
Above a mountain, and with screams confer, Far heard athwart the cedars.
Yet the years
Shall bring us ever nearer ; day by day Endearing, week by week, till death at last Dissolve that long divorce. By faith we love, Not knowledge; and by faith, though far removed, Dwell as in perfect nearness, heart to heart.
We but excuse
Those things we merely are ; and to our souls A brave deception cherish. So from unhappy war a man returns