Climbing the phantom stairs with AE

Out of a timeless world
Shadows fall upon Time,
From a beauty older than earth
A ladder the soul may climb.
I climb by the phantom stair
To a whiteness older than Time

Excerpt from the poem Ancient by Irish poet George William Russell (April 10, 1867 ā€“ July 17, 1935). He was a Theosophist and often used the pseudonym Ɔ