I, once a man, now safe in dust and slumber,
Did watch, as thou, the days die one by one,
And thought__nor ceased to think__how few they number,
Till they were gone__
Till they were done.
As thou dost look, I looked with awe and yearning
to skies of stars, to skies filled with suns
For trace of gods; and all light there burning
I found but one__
Found only One.
Then turned I earthward, heart aflame with longing,
to men and wives, to folk of joy and dole,
__Godlike with love
And part of One
The human soul__
The moral soul__
The selfless soul.