Katharine Lee Bates

Aug. 12, 1859 - Mar. 28, 1929


The God Of Silence

by Katharine Lee Bates

The God of Silence, at whose ancient shrine
The Persians worshipped, was it thou, O Death,
Thou who wilt grant thy favor, stern, benign,
For no less offering than pulse and breath?


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