A Song of Rest.

Sophie M Almon Hensley 1866 (Bridgetown) – 1946 (Windsor)



The world may rage without,
Quiet is here;
Statesmen may toil and shout,
Cynics may sneer;
The great world - let it go -
June warmth be March's snow,
I care not - be it so
Since I am here.
  
Time was when war's alarm
Called for a fear,
When sorrow's seeming harm
Hastened a tear;
Naught care I now what foe
Threatens, for scarce I know
How the year's seasons go
Since I am here.
  
This is my resting-place
Holy and dear,
Where Pain's dejected face
May not appear.
This is the world to me,
Earth's woes I will not see
But rest contentedly
Since I am here.
  
Is't your voice chiding, Love,
My mild career?
My meek abiding, Love,
Daily so near?
"Danger and loss" to me?
Ah, Sweet, I fear to see
No loss but loss of Thee
And I am here.
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

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Scheme abacdddB ecexdddB fcfcgggB hchcgggb
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 703
Words 148
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 8, 8, 8, 8

Sophie M Almon Hensley

Sophie Margaretta Almon Hensley was a Canadian writer and educator. She also published under the names Gordon Hart, J. Try-Davies and Almon Hensley. The daughter of Sarah Frances DeWolfe and Henry Pryor Almon, an Anglican minister, she was born Sophie Margaretta Almon in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. more…

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