Verse > Anthologies > Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. > An American Anthology, 1787–1900
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1565. A Priest’s Prayer
 
By Martha Gilbert Dickinson
 
 
OVER the dim confessional cried
  Father Amatus,—cloistered young,—
Dropping his rosary by his side,
  Careless where his crucifix swung:
 
“I have been priest since—an endless when!        5
  Sat by the living, consoled the dead,
Fasted and prayed for women and men,
  Fed the poor with my daily bread.
 
“The wind blows cold,—how the snow-flakes creep!
  I will sin one sin, ere past recall,        10
Lest life should faint in this pallid sleep:
  Kiss me, Jessica! Once for all.”
 

CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors