Katharine Lee Bates

(1859-1929 / United States)

The Creed Of The Wood - Poem by Katharine Lee Bates

A WHIFF of forest scent,
Balsam and fern,
Won from dreary mood
My heart's return,
From its discontent,
Joy's run-away,
To the sweet, wise wood
And the laughing day.
Simple as dew and gleam
Is the creed of the wood!
The Beautiful gave us life,
And life is good.
Be the world but a dream,
Let the world go shod
With peace, not strife,
For the Dreamer is God.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 16, 2010



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