Irreantum

Irreantum

 

He stood upon the shore,

he watched the rolling grey,

and he called it Irreantum,

Irreantum Irreae.

 

It lapped in swaths, in currents.

It peppered cold with spray,

Thralling him and calling,

Irreantum Irreae.

 

Far off, the cold horizon

surrendered first her ray,

while all the time re-echoed

Irreantum Irreae.

 

Awake, oh soul, in silence!

Let phantom hopes defray.

Let him answer, Irreantum,

Irreantum Irreae.

 

Though it freeze us, though it bind us,

though light in darkness stray,

I know our God will guide us,

Irreantum Irreae.

 

He stood upon the shore,

he watched it rolling grey,

The sun arose in brilliance,

Plotting fresh the way,

And he called it Irreantum,

Irreantum Irreae.

 

Irreantum, Irreantum,

Irreantum Irreae.

 

—M.M.

Note: Irreantum is pronounced “eerie ant um”. Irreae is pronounced “eerie ay”.

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