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MARY, THE MOTHER "YV7HAT is the great light falling through W the
door?" The light of a white star shining like the sun! "I will hide
His eyes," she said, "covering them o'er Lest the sight should harm
Him, my little, helpless one!" "What is the great sound ever
drawing near? " The sound of singing voices in a vast wind's sweep!
" I will hold Him close," she said, " so He may not hear, So these
may not wake Him in His first, sweet sleep!" Her bright hair
covered Him between her breast and arm; "So my care shall cover Him
from all unhappy things, MARY, THE MOTHER I shall be His shield,"
she said, "between the world and harm!" And nearer, ever nearer,
drew angels, shepherds, kings. Low laughed Mary among the drowsing
kine: " Mine and mine alone He is, by all my love possessed!" And
even as against His cheek she whispered, "Mine," and "Mine! "
Heaven came in, the world came in and claimed Him at her breast.
MEMORIAL DAY A HANDFUL of old men walking down the village street
In worn, brushed uniforms, their gray heads high; A faded flag
above them, one drum to lift their feet? Look again, O heart of
mine, and see what passes by! There's a vast crowd swaying, there's
a wild band playing, The streets are full of marching men, of
tramping cavalry. Alive and young and straight again, they ride to
greet a mate again? The gallant souls, the great souls that live
eternally! A handful of old men walking down the highways? MEMORIAL
DAY Nay, we look on heroes that march among their peers, The great,
glad Companies have swung from heaven's byways And come to join
their own again across the dusty years. There are strong hands
meeting, there are staunch hearts greeting? A crying of
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