“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

The Rabbi’s Song by Rudyard Kipling

by | Apr 25, 2020 | Kipling, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“The House Surgeon”–Actions and Reactions

2 Samuel XIV. 14.

If Thought can reach to Heaven,

On Heaven let it dwell,

For fear the Thought be given

Like power to reach to Hell.

For fear the desolation

And darkness of thy mind

Perplex an habitation

Which thou hast left behind.

Let nothing linger after–

No whimpering gost remain,

In wall, or beam, or rafter,

Of any hate or pain.

Cleans and call home thy spirit,

Deny her leave to cast,

On aught thy heirs inherit,

The shadow of her past.

For think, in all thy sadness,

What road our griefs may take;

Whose brain reflect our madness,

Or whom our terrors shake:

For think, lest any languish

By cause of thy distress–

The arrows of our anguish

Fly farther than we guess.

Our lives, our tears, as water,

Are spilled upon the ground;

God giveth no man quarter,

Yet God a means hath found,

Though Faith and Hope have vanished,

And even Love grows dim–

A means whereby His banished

Be not expelled from Him!

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