Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | December 6, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: The Singing Girl

by Joyce Kilmer (1886 – 1918).

The Singing Girl
(For the Rev. Edward F. Garesche, S. J.)

There was a little maiden
In blue and silver drest,
She sang to God in Heaven
And God within her breast.
It flooded me with pleasure,
It pierced me like a sword,
When this young maiden sang:  “My soul
Doth magnify the Lord.”
The stars sing all together
And hear the angels sing,
But they said they had never heard
So beautiful a thing.
Saint Mary and Saint Joseph,
And Saint Elizabeth,
Pray for us poets now
And at the hour of death.

Notes:
http://www.risingdove.com/Kilmer/Trees.asp
http://www.nd.edu/~wcawley/corson/cors023.htm


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