Scottish Poetry II - William Soutar - The Arch

The Arch
William Soutar (1898–1943)

The days of our life are a bridge
Twixt a night and night:

And we look not on eternity
But upon its light

Broken into beauty, by the day
And the life of men,

As the day is broken on the world’s edge
By the falling rain.

From 'A Handful of Earth', 1936