Katharine Lee Bates

Aug. 12, 1859 - Mar. 28, 1929


Lying Too Faint To Look

by Katharine Lee Bates

Lying too faint to look, too spent to stir,
By open window, what a carol came,
The rapture of some scarlet tanager,
As if a voice were uttered out of flame!


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