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Steeple Bush (1947)

A Steeple on the House

What if it should turn out eternity
Was but a steeple on our house of life
That made our house of life a house of worship?
We do not go up there to sleep at night,
We do not go up there to live by day.
Nor do we ever go up there to live.
A spire and a belfry coming on the roof
Means that a soul is coming on the flesh.