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Poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery

My Legacy

My friend has gone away from me 
From shadow into perfect light, 
But leaving a sweet legacy. 

My heart shall hold it long in fee
A grand ideal, calm and bright,
A song of hope for ministry, 

A faith of unstained purity, 
A thought of beauty for delight
These did my friend bequeath to me; 

And, more than even these can be, 
The worthy pattern of a white, 
Unmarred life lived most graciously. 

Dear comrade, loyal thanks to thee 
Who now hath fared beyond my sight, 
My friend has gone away from me, 
But leaving a sweet legacy.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery's other poems:
  1. In an Old Town Garden
  2. The Sea to the Shore
  3. The Truce of Night
  4. When the Dark Comes Down
  5. When the Fishing Boats Go Out

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