John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Aspiration - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

I envy not the sun
His lavish light;
But O to be the one
Pale orb of night,
In silence and alone
Communing with mine own!

I envy not the rain
That freshens all
The parching hill and plain;
But O the small
Night-dewdrop now to be,
My noonday flower, for thee!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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