DAREST thou now, O Soul,
Walk out with me toward the Unknown Region,
Where neither ground is for the feet, nor any path to follow?
No map, there, nor guide,
Nor voice sounding, nor touch of human hand,
Nor face with blooming flesh, nor lips, nor eyes, are in that land.
I know it not, O Soul;
Nor dost thouall is a blank before us;
All waits, undreamd of, in that regionthat inaccessible land.
Till, when the ties loosen,
All but the ties eternal, Time and Space,
Nor darkness, gravitation, sense, nor any bounds, bound us.
Then we burst forthwe float,
In Time and Space, O Soulprepared for them;
Equal, equipt at last(O joy! O fruit of all!) them to fulfil, O Soul.