Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LOVE'S LANTERN, by ALFRED JOYCE KILMER



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First Line: Because the road was steep and long
Last Line: It is more starlike than a star!
Alternate Author Name(s): Kilmer, Joyce


(For Aline)



Because the road was steep and long
And through a dark and lonely land,
God set upon my lips a song
And put a lantern in my hand.

Through miles on weary miles of night
That stretch relentless in my way
My lantern burns serene and white,
An unexhausted cup of day.

O golden lights and lights like wine,
How dim your boasted splendors are.
Behold this little lamp of mine;
It is more starlike than a star!








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