'Journey's End' by Alfred Noyes
Know'st thou where that kingdom lies?
Take no lanthorn in thy hand.
Search not the unfathomed skies.
Journey not o'er sea and land.
Grope no more to east or west.
Heaven is locked within thy breast.
Splendours of the sun grow dim,
Stars are darkened by that light.
Thoughts that burn like seraphim
Throng thine inner world to-night.
Set thy heel on Death and find
Love, new-born, within thy mind.
In that kingdom folded lie
All that eyes believe they see;
All the hues of earth and sky,
Time, space, and eternity.
Seek no more in realms apart.
Heaven is folded in thy heart.
Firmin Baes (1874–1943) was a Belgian artist.
Alfred Noyes (1880–1958) was an English poet.