Katharine Lee Bates Poems

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31.
Waywise

THE darkest wood that the north-wind stings
Hath its balsamum and its silverlings,
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32.
What Is Christ?

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OH, what is Christ, that we should call on Him?
Wasted Armenia, in her utter woe,
Dies in the mocking desert, calling so.
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33.
Pity Of It, The

I. In South Africa

Over the lonesome African plain
The stars look down, like eyes of the slain.
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34.
The U-Boat Crew

ALAS, alas for those blond boys who stalk
Their prey in ambush of the shuddering seas,
Whiling the wait with merry, tender talk
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35.
To Our President

HOPE of the Nations, lift thy stricken heart.
Thyself art Sorrow, and to thee the cry
Of battle-anguish comes more piercingly
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36.
The Least Of These

THE wolf of want is howling
At doors no angel keeps.
Young Mary smiled on her Holy Child,
But many a mother weeps.
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37.
The Sunset, Woven Of Soft Lights

THE sunset, woven of soft lights
And tender colors, lingers late,
As looking back on all day's dreary plights,
Compassionate;
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38.
In August

BESIDE the country road with truant grace
Wild carrot lifts its circles of white lace.
From vines whose interwoven branches drape
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39.
Matthew Arnold On Hearing Him Read His Poems In Boston

A stranger, schooled to gentle arts,
He stept before the curious throng;
His path into our waiting hearts
Already paved by song.
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40.
The Thracian Stone

'The faieries gave him the propertie of the Thracian stone; for who toucheth it is exempted from griefe.'
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