The Crystal Gazer
By Sara Teasdale
I shall gather myself into myself again,
I shall take my scattered selves and make them one,
I shall fuse them into a polished crystal ball
Where I can see the moon and the flashing sun.
I shall sit like a sibyl, hour after hour intent,
Watching the future come and the present go –
And the little shifting pictures of people rushing
In tiny self-importance to and fro.