Cecil SpringRice

Cecil SpringRice Poems

1. I Vow to thee my Country 4/25/2008
2. My Country 2/19/2009

I Vow to thee my Country

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

I heard my country calling, away across the sea,
Across the waste of waters she calls and calls to me.

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