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Brooke, Rupert - Not dead, not undesirous yet

Identifier

021606

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Not dead, not undesirous yet,
Still sentient, still unsatisfied,

We'll ride the air, and shine, and flit,
Around the places where we died,

And dance as dust before the sun,
And light of foot, and unconfined,

Hurry from road to road, and run
About the errands of the wind.

And every mote, on earth or air,
Will speed and gleam, down later days,

And like a secret pilgrim fare
By eager and invisible ways,

Nor ever rest, nor ever lie,
Till, beyond thinking, out of view,

One mote of all the dust that's I
Shall meet one atom that was you.

Then in some garden hushed from wind,
Warm in a sunset's afterglow,

The lovers in the flowers will find
A sweet and strange unquiet grow

Upon the peace; and, past desiring,
So high a beauty in the air,

And such a light, and such a quiring,
And such a radiant ecstasy there,

They'll know not if it's fire, or dew,
Or out of earth, or in the height,

Singing, or flame, or scent, or hue,
Or two that pass, in light, to light,

Out of the garden, higher, higher. . . .

The source of the experience

Brooke, Rupert

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Atom

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

War.

Suppressions

LOVE

Commonsteps

References