Katharine Lee Bates

Aug. 12, 1859 - Mar. 28, 1929

 

Work

by Katharine Lee Bates

O Work, drab angel, lead me day by day,
A tired slave contented to obey,
From task to task, by hand so firm and cool
It quiets fever. Thus from life's long school
At last I'll earn my quittance and away.

Source:

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