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Mark Van Doren

(June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972 / Hope, Illinois,)

Poems of Mark Van Doren

1. After Long Drought 1/3/2003
2. Born Brothers 1/3/2003
3. Dunce Songs : 9 1/3/2003
4. Farewell and Thanksgiving 1/3/2003
5. He Loves Me 1/3/2003
6. Morning Worship 1/3/2003
7. Nothing Stays 1/3/2003
8. Our Lady Peace 1/3/2003
9. Spring Thunder 1/3/2003
10. The Deepest Dream 1/3/2003

He Loves Me

That God should love me is more wonderful
Than that I so imperfectly love him.
My reason is mortality, and dim
Senses; his--oh, insupportable--
Is that he sees me. Even when I pull
Dark thoughts about my head, each vein and limb
Delights him, though remembrance in him, grim
With my worst crimes, should prove me horrible.

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