This being All Souls’ Day, or day of Commemoration of the Faithful Departed,
Should poor souls fear a shade or night,
Who came sure from a sea of light?
Or since those drops are all sent back
So sure to thee, that none doth lack,
Why should frail flesh doubt any more
That what God takes, He’ll not restore?
ATTRIBUTION by Bartleby.com: Henry Vaughan (1622–1695), Welsh poet. “The Waterfall” (l. 17–22). . .
Meaning, tentatively proffered:
Having come from “a sea of light,” should we fear endless night when we die? God takes his gift when we die and will give it back. Don’t worry.