I. Life
XXIV. Reticence.

THE reticent volcano keeps
        His never slumbering plan;
Confided are his projects pink
        To no precarious man.

If nature will not tell the tale
        Jehovah told to her,
Can human nature not survive
        Without a listener?

Admonished by her buckled lips
        Let every babbler be.
The only secret people keep
        Is Immortality.