Katharine Lee Bates

Aug. 12, 1859 - Mar. 28, 1929



by Katharine Lee Bates

The Angel of the Sun
Had spread a wing of flame
Athwart the orient sky;

Then grew my spirit one
With Beauty and became
A Joy that could not die.

At some far torch of gold
The shining soul was lit
And claims celestial kin.

Shadows its house enfold,
But are not one with it.
The splendor bides within.


Yellow Clover: A Book Of Remembrance
Copyright 1922
E. P. Dutton & Company, New York