The Soul's Ride

HORSEMAN, springing from the dark,
Horseman, flying wild and free,
Tell me what shall be thy road,
Whither speedest far from me ? ”
“ From the dark into the light,
From the small unto the great,
From the valleys dark. I ride
O’er the hills to conquer fate ! ”
“ Take me with thee, horseman mine!
Let me madly ride with thee ! ”
As he turned I met his eyes, —
My own soul looked back at me !
Lilla Cabot Perry.