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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Time Flies. XIV. “The goal in sight”

Christina G. Rossetti (1830–1894)

November 16

THE GOAL in sight! Look up and sing,

Set faces full against the light,

Welcome with rapturous welcoming

The goal in sight.

Let be the left, let be the right:

Straight forward make your footsteps ring

A loud alarum through the night.

Death hunts you, yea, but reft of sting;

Your bed is green, your shroud is white:

Hail! Life and Death and all that bring

The goal in sight.