Edith Matilda Thomas

(12 August 1854 – 13 September 1925 / Chatham Center / Ohio)

Poems of Edith Matilda Thomas

1. "Frost To-Night" 1/4/2003
2. Black Flag! 3/20/2012
3. Nature and Man 3/20/2012
4. Ride, Vigilantes! 3/20/2012
5. The Blessed Present 3/20/2012
6. The Inverted Torch 1/4/2003
7. The Masquerade of Time 3/20/2012
8. The Mother Who Died Too 3/20/2012
9. The Red Cross Nurse 3/20/2012
10. The War Of Bread 3/20/2012
11. Winter Sleep 1/4/2003

The Inverted Torch

Threading a darksome passage all alone,
The taper's flame, by envious current blown,
Crouched low, and eddied round, as in affright,
So challenged by the vast and hostile night,
Then down I held the taper; -- swift and fain
Up climbed the lovely flower of light again!

Thou Kindler of the spark of life divine,
Be henceforth the Inverted Torch a sign

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