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Edgar Lee Masters - Lyman King

You may think, passer-by, that Fate
Is a pit-fall outside of yourself,
Around which you may walk by the use of foresight
And wisdom.
Thus you believe, viewing the lives of other men,
As one who in God-like fashion bends over an anthill,
Seeing how their difficulties could be avoided.
But pass on into life:
In time you shall see Fate approach you
In the shape of your own image in the mirror;
Or you shall sit alone by your own hearth,
And suddenly the chair by you shall hold a guest,
And you shall know that guest,
And read the authentic message of his eyes. 

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Poet: Edgar Lee Masters
Poem: Lyman King
Poem of the Day: Mar 17 2006

Comment 2 of 2, added on August 21st, 2010 at 12:00 AM.

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Comment 1 of 2, added on March 18th, 2006 at 12:44 AM.


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