The Inventor’s Song

(Revised version)

Red glow I’ve given sky,
Red light of mind of me,
You are my pride on high,
The climbing height I see.
.
From broken rocks of earth
To hottest liquids fierce,
The work-light of my worth
Through all this land will pierce.
.
Good men will sing in praise
For joy of hope I give,
For length of profit’s days,
For better life to live.
.
New thing born of my thought,
New first when all seemed past,
From endless effort wrought,
Now poured and set and cast.
.
My independent mind,
My love for virtue done,
In selfishness un-blind
Stand I a human sun.
.
Who worships strength in men
Let him sing songs of praise;
I’m back to work again,
To rise in future days.

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2 Responses to The Inventor’s Song

  1. Opus Dei says:

    This is so profound…

    ‘In selfishness un-blind
    Stand I a human sun.’

    Man, the Sun; ideas, his life-giving rays…beautiful

  2. Brian Faulkner says:

    Thank you, Opus.

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