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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Prayer in Spring

Robert Frost was born in March of 1874. He is a well known American poet. He shares the stage of literature with Mark Twain on his stand of Christianity. He questions the beliefs of those where only a "chosen few" are predestined for "eternal glory"

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; 
And give us not to think so far away 
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here 
All simply in the springing of the year. 

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; 
And make us happy in the happy bees, 
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees. 

And make us happy in the darting bird 
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill, 
And off a blossom in mid air stands still. 

For this is love and nothing else is love, 
The which it is reserved for God above 
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil

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