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No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven’s glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear. 

O God, within my breast,
Almighty, ever-present Deity!
Life – that in me has rest,
As I -undying Life – have power in Thee! 

Vain are the thousand creeds
That move men’s hearts: unutterably vain;
Worthless as withered weeds,
Or idlest froth amid the boundless main, 

To waken doubt in one
Holding so fast by thine infinity;
So surely anchored on
The steadfast rock of immortality,

With wide-embracing love
Thy Spirit animates eternal years,
Pervades and broods above,
Changes, sustains, dissolves, creates, and rears. 

Though earth and man were gone,
And suns and universes ceased to be,
And Thou were left alone,
Every existence would exist in Thee.

There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void:
Thou – Thou art Being and Breath,
And what Thou art may never be destroyed.

 

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By miracles exceeding power of man,
He faith in some, envy in some begat,
For, what weak spirits admire, ambitions, hate,
In both affections many to him ran,
But Oh! the worst are most, they will and can,
Alas, and do, unto the immaculate,
Whose creature fate is, now prescribe a fate,
Measuring self-life’s infinity to a span
Nay to an inch. Lo, where condemned he
Bears his own cross, with pain, yet by and by
When it bears him, he must bear more and die.
Now thou art lifted up, draw me to thee,
And at thy death giving such liberal dole,
Moist, with one drop of thy blood, my dry soul.

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………..
Sonnet 70 – Pi

…………….3.141592653…

…………3/14/15 at 9:26:53

Though not repeating in infinity,
This ratio: circumference
To its diameter, we all shall see,
A strand of pearls in all its elegance.

This year on three/fourteen, the hour nine,
Plus minutes – twenty six, and some ticks more:
Exactly fifty-three on down the line,
Will be a day of mathematics lore.

A Super Bowl, the Oscars, Nobel Prize –
That day will be the day to top all days.
Appearing to the number lover’s eyes,
A million dollar slot machine that pays.

Pi Day I’ll celebrate with pie, a slice –
Pecan or buttermilk would be quite nice.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi_Day
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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

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