Ina D. Coolbrith

Nauvoo, Illinois (Josephine D. Smith)
Ina D. Coolbrith
Nauvoo, Illinois (Josephine D. Smith)
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Chosen Hour, The

Not when the earth, supine,
In sultry summer-shine
Panted in tawny vesture, leonine;
Panted amid the main
Of billowy golden grain
And golden-tasseled corn;
Faint with the odors, born
Of field and fallow-waving fan and plume
Of the hot tropic bloom,
The lilies’ luster and the roses’ flame,
The pure Redeemer came;
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