I love “Life”:

Ever the undiscouraged, resolute, struggling soul of man;

(Have former armies fail’d? then we should send fresh armies — and fresh again;)

Ever the grappled mystery of all earth’s ages old or new;

Ever the eager eyes, hurrahs, the welcome-claping hands, the loud applause;

Ever the soul dissatisfied, curious, unconvinced at last;

Struggling to-day the same — battling the same.


There’s always a struggle – but there’s always something new…  “Ever the soul curious”…

Reminds me of that line of Emerson’s…

“If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.”
That’s all. <3 it.