Joseph Campbell

(1881-1944 / Belfast)

The Old Woman - Poem by Joseph Campbell

As a white candle
In a holy place,
So is the beauty
Of an aged face.

As the spent radience
Of the winter sun,
So is a woman
With her travail done.

Her brood gone from her,
And her thoughts as still
As the waters
Under a ruined mill.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010



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