The Face of the Skies

By George Sterling

Who shall loose Orion's bands?
    "I!" saith Eternity.
"I with annulling hands
    Shall set the Titan free."

Who shall erect upon the sky
    New forms of might?
Saith Eternity: "I!
    I shall re-people night.

"As a breath on glass,—
    As witch-fires that burn,
The gods and monsters pass,
    Are dust, and return.

"Is the toil much to you
    That is little to me?
Such dreams the gods knew,"
    Saith Eternity.

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