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Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Sancta Maria


Sancta Maria! turn thine eyes -
Upon the sinner's sacrifice,
Of fervent prayer and humble love,
From thy holy throne above.
At morn - at noon - at twilight dim -
Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and wo - in good and ill -
Mother of God, be with me still!

When the Hours flew brightly by,
And not a cloud obscured the sky,
My soul, lest it should truant be,
Thy grace did guide to thine and thee;

Now, when storms of Fate o'ercast
Darkly my Present and my Past,
Let my Future radiant shine
With sweet hopes of thee and thine!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Rookie Robert Barbato (5/3/2005 1:36:00 PM)

    Such a religious poem, and written about Mother Mary. I never expected it here and it's beautiful. (Report) Reply

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