Sunday, July 10, 2011

Alfred Osmond on Exaltation

The following is a brief excerpt from Alfred Osmond's May 1890 poem "Two Fires", found in Alfred Osmond, The Poetical Works of Alfred Osmond (Salt Lake City, UT: George Q. Cannon and Sons, 1891), 41:
A man created like his God,
If he a certain path will trod,
In time may shine the same as He -
That is, frail man a God can be.
Yes, he may reach that lofty height,
If he will follow truth's bright light;
But let him turn from truth away,
And love the night and scorn the day,
No living thing e'er could or can
Descend so low as wondrous man.

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