Treasure Island

Louise Imogen Guiney

(1861 - 1920 / United States)

Poems of Louise Imogen Guiney

21. Summum Bonum 1/3/2003
22. Sunday Chimes in the City 1/3/2003
23. The Atoning Yesterday 1/3/2003
24. The Kings 1/4/2003
25. The Lights of London 1/3/2003
26. The Vigil-at-Arms 1/3/2003
27. The Wild Ride 1/3/2003
28. Tryste Noel 1/4/2003
29. Valse Jeune 4/15/2010

Summum Bonum

Waiting on Him who knows us and our need,
Most need have we to dare not, nor desire,
But as He giveth, softly to suspire
Against His gift, with no inglorious greed,
For this is joy, tho' still our joys recede;
And, as in octaves of a noble lyre,
To move our minds with His, and clearer, higher,
Sound forth our fate; for this is strength indeed.

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