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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
Ad Matrem Amantissimam et Carissimam Filii in Æternum Fidelitas
John Myers O’Hara
WITH all the fairest angels nearest God,
  The ineffable true of heart around the throne,
  There shall I find you waiting when the flown
Dream leaves my heart insentient as the clod;
And when the grief-retracing ways I trod        5
  Become a shining path to thee alone,
  My weary feet, that seemed to drag as stone,
Shall once again, with wings of fleetness shod,
Fare on, beloved, to find you! Just beyond
  The seraph throng await me, standing near        10
  The gentler angels, eager and apart;
Be there, near God’s own fairest, with the fond
  Sweet smile that was your own, and let me hear
  Your voice again and clasp you to my heart.


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