Poem: "George Gray" by Edgar Lee Masters

9.17.2015

     Hi readers!
I know it's been quite some time since I last posted, for which I apologize. Nonetheless, the other day I found this lovely poem entitled, "George Gray" by Edgar Lee Masters. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

-The Soup Chef

"George Gray"
By Edgar Lee Masters

I have studied many times
The marble which was chiseled for me--
A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor
In truth it pictures not my destination
But my life.
For love was offered me and I shrank from its disillusionment;
Sorrow knocked at my door, but I was afraid;
Ambition called to me, but I dreaded the chances.
Yet all the while I hungered for meaning in my life.
And now I know that we must life the sail
And catch the winds of destiny
Wherever they drive the boat.
To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture
Of restlessness and vague desire--
It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.

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