Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE MESSAGE-BEARER, by JOHN D. BARRY

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THE MESSAGE-BEARER, by            
First Line: Blind, she helps us all to see
Last Line: Transmuting loss to gain!
Subject(s): Blindness; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Pain; Praise; Visually Handicapped; Suffering; Misery

Blind, she helps us all to see;
Deaf, she teaches us to hear;
Dumb, she speaks with words that sing;
Humbly we offer her our sheaves,
Our reverence and our praise,
In awe before her,
Poor where she is rich,
Yet proud to be
Of her great heritage
That bids mere sense
To yield before the spirit.

O wondrous alchemy of pain,
Transmuting loss to gain!

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