Robert Peter Tristram Coffin

[Robert P. T. Coffin] (1892 - 1955 / Brunswick, Maine)

The Secret Heart

Across the years he could recall
His father one way best of all.
In the stillest hour of night
The boy awakened to a light.
Half in dreams, he was his sire
With his great hands full of fire.
The man had struck a match to see
If his son slept peacefully.
He held his palms each side the spark

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