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TO HELEN KELLER, by            
First Line: You see with the cleansing eyes of love
Last Line: And roll away the stone of doom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Ralph
Subject(s): Hate; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Love; Vision

You see with the cleansing eyes of love
With clarity past our commanding;
You speak with the eloquent voice thereof;
You hear with the ears of understanding.

We hate, the gift of sight is lost.
We close our minds, our ears are sealed.
We shout down truth at bitter cost.
You trust to love, your loss is healed.

Ah, blind to blindness, deaf to song
Of silences, and all too mute,
We make the rich in things the strong
While men are trampled to the brute.

You hear not war, but songs of dream;
You see the heart, not jail and slum:
And still you urge a new regime.
Such lords of sense may we become!

Our senses are blind avenues
That lead to walls of the hollow tomb.
You keep the path that we soon lose
And roll away the stone of doom.

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