Crosse, Andrew – Poems – The Tyrant And Slave Hour-Glass
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE TYRANT AND SLAVE HOUR-GLASS.
“COME! set the time-glass on the stand,
And let us mark the lessening sand!
Tyrant at top, and slave below,
An hour will change the passing show.
Invert it, and in order due
The slave becomes a tyrant true,
And he that took the sovereign lead
Now bows in turn his abject head;
Each fitted for the double part,
A moving thing without a heart."