Forms impressed by other ages,
Worn but little since,
Coelacanth and lungfish
Pause, observe, and breathe;

Gambling as life gambles,
Die- cast by luck’s unwinding,
Cast forward into ignorance,
Caught by turgid change;

Saved to pause, observe, and
Breathe, worn but little since,
Impressed by every passing age,
Luck’s unwinding casts their die.