Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Mortal Though I Be - Claudius Ptolemy

Mortal though I be, yea ephemeral, if but a moment
  I gaze up to the night’s starry domain of heaven,
Then no longer on earth I stand; I touch the Creator,
  And my lively spirit drinketh immortality.

Claudius Ptolemy the Astronomer (c. 90–c. 168) Egypt
Translated by Robert Bridges
Source: The Spirit of Man: An Anthology edited by Robert Bridges. London, New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1916

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