Katharine Lee Bates

(1859-1929 / United States)

The Least Of These - Poem by Katharine Lee Bates

THE wolf of want is howling
At doors no angel keeps.
Young Mary smiled on her Holy Child,
But many a mother weeps.
The Kings of the East brought treasures
Uncounted and unpriced.
Who bears a gift to arms that lift
A little famished Christ?

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 16, 2010

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