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Poem by Claude McKay


A Prayer


Mid the discordant noises of the day I hear thee calling; 
I stumble as I fare along Earths way; keep me from falling. 

Mine eyes are open but they cannot see for gloom of night: 
I can no more than lift my heart to thee for inward light. 

The wild and fiery passion of my youth consumes my soul; 
In agony I turn to thee for truth and self-control. 

For Passion and all the pleasures it can give will die the death; 
But this of me eternally must live, thy borrowed breath. 

Mid the discordant noises of the day I hear thee calling; 
I stumble as I fare along Earths way; keep me from falling.



Claude McKay


Claude McKay's other poems:
  1. Through Agony
  2. Memorial
  3. Thirst
  4. One Year After
  5. Enslaved


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Dante Rossetti A Prayer ("LADY, in thy proud eyes")
  • Anne Brontë A Prayer ("My God (oh, let me call Thee mine")
  • Paul Dunbar A Prayer ("O Lord, the hard-won miles")
  • Norman Gale A Prayer ("TEND me my birds, and bring again")
  • James Joyce A Prayer ("Again!") Paris, 1924
  • Amy Levy A Prayer ("Since that I may not have")
  • Edward Sill A Prayer ("O GOD, our Father, if we had but truth!")
  • John Stagg A Prayer ("Hail, mighty Father! God of all!")

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