James Oppenheim


James Oppenheim was an American poet, novelist, and editor. A lay analyst and early follower of Carl Jung, Oppenheim was also the founder and editor of The Seven Arts, an important early 20th-century literary magazine. He was a well-known writer of short stories and novels.

Yea, there are as many stars under the Earth as over the Earth...

Plenty of room to roll around in has our planet...

And I, at the edge of the porch,

Hearing the crickets shrill in the star-thick armies of grass,

And beholding over the spread of Earth the spread of the heavens...

Drink this deep moment in my pilgrimage,

With a sense of how forever I have been alive,

With a conviction that I shall go on, ever safe, ever growing,

The stars to be included in my travels,
And the future sure before me.

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