Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 8, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Give Me Strength

by Esther Popel (1896 – 1958).

 

Grant Me Strength

 

Give me the strength

Of verdant hills

Washed clean by summer rain;

 

Of purple hills

At peace when weary Day                                                  5

Sinks quietly to rest

In Night’s cool arms;

 

Of rugged, wind-whipped hills

That lift their heads

Above the petty, lowland, valley things,                       10

And shake their shoulders free

Of bonds that hold

Them close to earth;

 

Of snow-capped hills

Sun-kissed by day, by night                                               15

Companioned by the stars;

 

Of grim volcanoes

Pregnant with the fires

Of molten fury!

 

Grant me strength,                                                            20

Great God,

Like that of hills!

 

Notes:

http://www.edevotions.org/docs/grantmestrength.html

http://www.goodmorals.org/poetry/index.asp?poetlist=List-Popel.htm


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