Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE OLD WOMAN, by JOSEPH CAMPBELL

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THE OLD WOMAN, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As a white candle / in a holy place
Last Line: Under a ruined mill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ultach; Maccathmhaoil, Seosamh
Subject(s): Mothers

As a white candle
In a holy place,
So is the beauty
Of an aged face.

As the spent radiance
Of the winter sun,
So is a woman
With her travail done,

Her brood gone from her,
And her thoughts as still
As the waters
Under a ruined mill.

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