“Full five-and-twenty years since I came forth!
But in my troubled heart in no way yet
Could I discern the calm of victory.
The peace of mind, the governance of thoughts
Long sought, I found not; and with anguish thrilled
I dwelt in memory on the Conqueror’s word.
To free my path from all that breedeth Ill
I strove with passionate ardour, and I won!
Craving is dead, and the Lord’s will is done.
To-day is now the seventh day since first
Was withered up within that ancient Thirst.”