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Poem by William Morris


Pray But One Prayer For Us


Pray but one prayer for me twixt thy closed lips,
Think but one thought of me up in the stars.
The summer night waneth, the morning light slips,
Faint and grey twixt the leaves of the aspen, betwixt the cloud-bars,
That are patiently waiting there for the dawn
Patient and colourless, though Heavens gold
Waits to float through them along with the sun.
Far out in the meadows, above the young corn,
The heavy elms wait, and restless and cold
The uneasy wind rises; the roses are dim;
Through the long twilight they pray for the dawn,
Round the lone house in the midst of the corn.
Speak but one word to me over the corn,
Over the tender, bowd locks of the corn. 



William Morris


William Morris's other poems:
  1. The Son's Sorrow
  2. Another For The Briar-Rose
  3. From the Upland to the Sea
  4. The Burgher's Battle
  5. The Flowering Orchard


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