Here you will find the Poem The Higher Kinship of poet William Wilfred Campbell
1 Life is too grim with anxious, eating care 2 To cherish what is best. Our souls are scarred 3 By daily agonies, and our conscience marred 4 By petty tyrannies that waste and wear. 5 Why is this human fate so hard to bear? 6 Could we but live with hill-lakes silver-starred, 7 Or where the eternal silence leaneth toward 8 The awful front of nature, waste and bare: 9 Then might we, brothers to the lofty thought 10 And inward self-communion of her dream, 11 Into that closer kin with love be brought, 12 Where mighty hills and woods and waters, wan, 13 Moon-paved at midnight or godlike at dawn, 14 Hold all earth's aspirations in their gleam.