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Yerka, Jacek and Arthur Clough - Say not the struggle naught availeth

Identifier

010284

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Arthur Hugh Clough (1 January 1819 – 13 November 1861) was an English poet, an educationalist, and the devoted assistant to ground-breaking nurse Florence Nightingale.

A description of the experience

Say not the struggle naught availeth, 
   The labour and the wounds are vain, 
The enemy faints not, nor faileth, 
   And as things have been they remain. 

If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars; 
   It may be, in yon smoke conceal'd, 
Your comrades chase e'en now the fliers, 
   And, but for you, possess the field. 

For while the tired waves, vainly breaking, 
   Seem here no painful inch to gain, 
Far back, through creeks and inlets making, 
   Comes silent, flooding in, the main. 

And not by eastern windows only, 
   When daylight comes, comes in the light; 
In front the sun climbs slow, how slowly! 
   But westward, look, the land is bright! 

The source of the experience

Yerka, Jacek

Concepts, symbols and science items

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Adversity

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Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Dreaming and lucid dreaming

Commonsteps

Lucid dreaming

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