Strong sun a-burst with all his might
Out of MOUNtainous cloud;
The spires of man he re-ignites
With streaming hold so proud.
Each city on the eastern coast
Blazes!—-a fiery fount!
While busy people glance, and boast,
“Our works are works that count!”
Now stormy clouds a-roll on back;
Deep darkness stuns the day.
But flash-of-man makes bright attack
As thinkers shout, “Hooray!”
Electric stars—-see!—-strongly shine
Against the thick’ning storm,
While through it all I stand alone,
Laughing to see the norm.
A giant laugh for cloud and sun;
A giant laugh for man;
A joyous laugh for all to come
Since giant man began!