Thursday, May 02, 2013


Leisure in the Sun and Air

Edmund Gosse (1849-1928), excerpt from "Moorland":
In this weary life of ours
Pass too many leaden hours;
    In our chronicles of passion
    Too much apes the world's dull fashion.

If our spirits strive to be
Pure and high in their degree,
    Let us learn the soaring paean
    Under God's own empyrean.

Leisure in the sun and air
Makes the spirit strong and fair;
    Flaccid veins and pallid features
    Are not fit for sky-born creatures.
Related post: Indoors.

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