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Joyce Kilmer - The Thorn

(For the Rev. Charles L. O'Donnell, C. S. C.)

The garden of God is a radiant place,
And every flower has a holy face:
Our Lady like a lily bends above the cloudy sod,
But Saint Michael is the thorn on the rosebush of God.
David is the song upon God's lips,
And Our Lady is the goblet that He sips:
And Gabriel's the breath of His command,
But Saint Michael is the sword in God's right hand.
The Ivory Tower is fair to see,
And may her walls encompass me!
But when the Devil comes with the thunder of his might,
Saint Michael, show me how to fight!

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Poet: Joyce Kilmer
Poem: 19. The Thorn
Volume: Main Street and Other Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1917
Poem of the Day: Jul 3 2007

Comment 1 of 1, added on August 17th, 2005 at 2:26 AM.

I like this poem so much... gives me a lot of inspiration when i read this.. thanks for the author for making this poem a very great.. God bless us!

Hazel Dela Cruz Inado - Aklan from Philippines

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