The Coming World

By George Sterling

We do but cross a threshold into day.
   Beauty we leave behind,
   A deeper beauty on our path to find.
And higher glories to illume the way.
The door we close behind us is the
    Past:
Our sons shall find a fairer door at
    last.

A world reborn awaits us. Years to
    come
   Shall know its grace and good,
   When wars shall end in endless
    brotherhood,
And birds shall build in the cannon long
    since dumb.

~George Sterling, Christian Science Monitor, Feb 2nd,1923, pg 17

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