I reason, earth is short

I reason, earth is short,
And anguish absolute,
And many hurt;
But what of that?

 

I reason, we could die:
The best vitality
Cannot excel decay;
But what of that?

 

I reason that in heaven
Somehow, it will be even,
Some new equation given;
But what of that?

 

*****

 

Na rozum, świat jest krótki,
A katusza bez granic,
I wielu ból okrutny;
Ale co z tego?

 

Na rozum, umrzeć można:
I największa żywotność
Z rozpadem nie podoła;
Ale co z tego?

 

Na rozum, w niebiesiech
Jakoś kwita będziemy,
Z równaniem jakimś lepszym;
Ale co z tego?

 

First print Time and Eternity poem XXIII, 23

Johnson poem 301 | Franklin poem 403

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