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Poem by Jones Very


Day


Day! I lament that none can hymn thy praise
In fitting strains, of all thy riches bless;
Though thousands sport them in thy golden rays,
Yet none like thee their Maker's name confess.
Great fellow of my being! woke with me
Thou dost put on thy dazzling robes of light,
And onward from the east go forth to free
Thy children from the bondage of the night;
I hail thee, pilgrim! on thy lonely way,
Whose looks on all alike benignant shine;
A child of light, like thee, I cannot stay,
But on the world I bless must soon decline,
New rising still, though setting to mankind,
And ever in the eternal West my dayspring find.



Jones Very


Jones Very's other poems:
  1. The Barberry-Bush
  2. Worship
  3. To the Fossil Flower
  4. The Dead
  5. He Gave Me No Meat


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Morris Day ("I am Day; I bring again")
  • James Thomson Day ("WAKING one morning")

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