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Love's Lantern
(1886-1918 / New Jersey)

Love's Lantern

(For Aline)

Because the road was steep and long
And through a dark and lonely land,
God set upon my lips a song
And put a lantern in my hand.

Through miles on weary miles of night
That stretch relentless in my way
My lantern burns serene and white,
An unexhausted cup of day.

O golden lights and lights like wine,
How dim your boasted splendors are.
Behold this little lamp of mine;
It is more starlike than a star!

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Because the road was steep and long And through a dark and lonely land, God set upon my lips a song And put a lantern in my hand. true for all pilgrimages...!