Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE BLIND MAN, by FLOY BOYER

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THE BLIND MAN, by            
First Line: A youth, with nature's candles long burnt out
Last Line: Who hurry on, unheedful of the blind.
Subject(s): Blindness; Nature; Youth; Visually Handicapped

A Youth, with Nature's candles long burnt out,
Moves cautiously along the narrow street.
The crossing gained, he stands and taps the curb
Intent on sounds of swiftly passing feet.
His slender form is drenched with driving rain
Before a woman speaks who knows his plight.
To him her voice resembles symphonies,
Or lullabies which mothers croon at night.
With gracious thanks to her for help, he smiles
And passes on to work, perhaps to find
Deserted crossings, or else busy folks
Who hurry on, unheedful of the blind.

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