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from "Ulysses" by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Posted by HardCor , 10 June 2013 · 51 views

A poem that helps me when times are feeling tough.

... Come my friends,
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are -
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.



Wow.

Thank you for posting this on your blog. I find it deeply moving.
It's helped me through many hard times. I like the last lines the best!

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