• It is something to have wept as we have wept,
    and something to have done as we have done;
    it is something to have watched when all have slept,
    and seen the stars which never see the sun.

    It is something to have smelt the mystic rose,
    although it break and leave the thorny rods;
    it is somthing to have hungered once as those
    must hunger who have ate the bread of gods:

    To have known the things that from the weak are furled,
    the fearful anciant passions, strange and high;
    it is somthing to be wiser than the world,
    and somthing to be older than the sky.

    Lo, and blessed are our ears for they have heard:
    yea, blessed are our eyes for they have seen:
    let the thunder break on human, beast and bird,
    and lightning. It is somthing to have been.