“How may the passing Now contain
the standing Now—Eternity?—
“An endless is without a was,
the be and never the to-be?
“Who made your Maker? If Self-made,
why fare so far to fare the worse
“Sufficeth not a world of worlds,
a self-made chain of universe?
“Grant an Idea, Primal Cause,
the Causing Cause, why crave for more?
“Why strive its depth and breadth to mete,
to trace its work, its aid to ’implore?
whate’er you choose to call it, call;
“But leave it vague as airy space,
dark in its darkness mystical.