Change by John Freeman

I am that creature and creator who
Loosens and reins the waters of the sea,
Forming the rocky marge anon anew.
I stir the cold breasts of antiquity,
And in the soft stone of the pyramid
Move wormlike; and I flutter all those sands
Whereunder lost and soundless time is hid.
I shape the hills and valleys with these hands,
And darken forests on their naked sides,
And call the rivers from the vexing springs,
And lead the blind winds into deserts strange.
And in firm human bones the ill that hides
Is mine, the fear that cries, the hope that sings.
I am that creature and creator, Change.

From: Marsh, Edward Howard (ed), Georgian Poetry 1920-22, 1922, The Poetry Bookshop: London.
(http://www.gutenberg.org/files/9640/9640-h/9640-h.htm)

Date: 1922

By: John Freeman (1880-1929)

2 Comments to “Change by John Freeman”

  1. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it.

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