And as the smart ship grew In stature, grace, and hue, In shadowy silent distance grew the Iceberg too.
Alien they seemed to be; No mortal eye could see The intimate welding of their later history,
Or sign that they were bent By paths coincident On being anon twin halves of one august event,
Till the Spinner of the Years Said "Now!" And each one hears,And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres.
~ Thomas Hardy ~