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A Strong Son of Lightning

        A strong son of lightning came down to the earth with fire-feet
                                              of swiftness splendid;
               Light was born in a womb and thunder’s force filled a
                                                 human frame.
        The calm speed of heaven, the sweet greatness, pure passion,
                                     winged power had descended;
               All the gods in a mortal body dwelt, bore a single name.

        A wide wave of movement stirred all the dim globe in each
                                             glad and dreaming fold.
               Life was cast into grandeur, ocean hands took the wheels
                                                         of Time.
        Man’s soul was again a bright charioteer of days hired by gods
                                                    impetuous, bold,
               Hurled by One on His storm-winged ways, a shaft aimed
                                                at heights sublime.
        The old tablets clanging fell, ancient slow Nature’s dead wall
                                                was rent asunder,
               God renewed himself in a world of young beauty, thought
                                                   and flame:
        Divine voices spoke on men’s lips, the heart woke to white
                                        dawns of gleaming wonder,
        Air a robe of splendour, breath a joy, life a godlike game.
                                                        CWSA 2: 670

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