Live Blindly and upon the Hour

Original Text: 
The Poems of Trumbull Stickney, ed. George Cabot Lodge, William Vaughn Moody, and John Ellerton Lodge (Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1905): 91. PS 3537 T525 1905 Robarts Library.
1Live blindly and upon the hour. The Lord,
2Who was the Future, died full long ago.
3Knowledge which is the Past is folly. Go,
4Poor child, and be not to thyself abhorred.
5Around thine earth sun-wingèd winds do blow
6And planets roll; a meteor draws his sword;
7The rainbow breaks his seven-coloured chord
8And the long strips of river-silver flow:
9Awake! Give thyself to the lovely hours.
10Drinking their lips, catch thou the dream in flight
11About their fragile hairs' aërial gold.
12Thou art divine, thou livest, -- as of old
14And all his island shivered into flowers.


13] Apollo: Greek sun-god, and Roman god of poetry. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
Dramatic Verses (1902), p. 82
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.