Katharine Lee Bates

Aug. 12, 1859 - Mar. 28, 1929



by Katharine Lee Bates

I, who am deaf and blind,
I, lame and weak,
Listen and seek,
Follow and find;

Yet have no word to say
What I have found,
Clearer than sound,
Brighter than day;

Wings in the heavy clod,
Beauty in pain.
Even the chain
Bindeth to God.


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