Treasure Island

Sara Teasdale

(8 August 1884 – 29 January 1933 / Missouri)

The Lamp


If I can bear your love like a lamp before me,
When I go down the long steep Road of Darkness,
I shall not fear the everlasting shadows,
Nor cry in terror.

If I can find out God, then I shall find Him,
If none can find Him, then I shall sleep soundly,
Knowing how well on earth your love sufficed me,
A lamp in darkness.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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