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Joyce Kilmer - As Winds That Blow Against A Star

(For Aline)

Now by what whim of wanton chance
Do radiant eyes know sombre days?
And feet that shod in light should dance
Walk weary and laborious ways?
But rays from Heaven, white and whole,
May penetrate the gloom of earth;
And tears but nourish, in your soul,
The glory of celestial mirth.
The darts of toil and sorrow, sent
Against your peaceful beauty, are
As foolish and as impotent
As winds that blow against a star.

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Poet: Joyce Kilmer
Poem: 11. As Winds That Blow Against A Star
Volume: Trees and Other Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1914
Poem of the Day: May 6 2014

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 13th, 2014 at 1:04 AM.
Thank You John for p

Thank You John for posting! Who ever wrote this did a very good job at exsspering,not only their own emotions towards their Mother, but included their thoughts on HER emotions as well I also write poetry, an shall post My own work for MY Mother. Yet I was surfing for something in the Irish catagory to post for other readers of a much larger scale.I will share/post this piece as I find it very suitably welcoming. Once again, Thank You. Ms. Susan.J.Bentley

Jorge from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)

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