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Abram Joseph Ryan

(1838-1886 / USA)

Poems of Abram Joseph Ryan

1. A Blessing 10/11/2010
2. A Child's Wish 10/11/2010
3. A Christmas Chant 10/11/2010
4. A Death 10/11/2010
5. A Flower's Song 10/11/2010
6. A Land Without Ruins 10/11/2010
7. A Laugh -- And A Moan 10/11/2010
8. A Legend 10/11/2010
9. A Memory 10/11/2010
10. A Reverie 10/11/2010
11. A Song 10/11/2010
12. A Thought 10/11/2010
13. A Thought-Flower 10/11/2010
14. After Seeing Pius IX 10/11/2010
15. After Sickness 10/11/2010
16. At Last 10/11/2010
17. At Night 10/11/2010
18. Better Than Gold 10/11/2010
19. Confederate States Of America 10/11/2010
20. De Profundis 10/11/2010

Peace! Be Still

Sometimes the Saviour sleeps, and it is dark;
For, oh! His eyes are this world's only light,
And when they close wild waves rush on His bark,
And toss it through the dead hours of the night.

So He slept once upon an eastern lake,
In Peter's bark, while wild waves raved at will;
A cry smote on Him, and when He did wake,
He softly whispered, and the sea grew still.

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