domingo, 20 de octubre de 2013

John Milton, When I consider how my light is spent

When I consider how my light is spent, 
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
 And that one talent which is death to hide 
Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent 

To serve therewith my Maker, and present 
My true account, lest He returning chide; 
"Doth God exact day-labor, light denied?"
 I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent 

That murmur, soon replies, "God doth not need 
Either man's work or His own gifts. Who best 
Bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best.

 His state Is kingly: thousands at His bidding speed, 
And post o'er land and ocean without rest; 
They also serve who only stand and wait."