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TO JANE ADDAMS AT THE HAGUE: 1. SPEAK NOW FOR PEACE, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady of light, and our best woman, and queen
Last Line: Back of the smoke is the promise of kindness again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lindsay, Vachel
Subject(s): Addams, Jane (1860-1935); Lusitania (ship); Peace; Reform & Reformers; World War I; First World War


Lady of Light, and our best woman, and queen,
Stand now for peace, (though anger breaks your heart),
Though naught but smoke and flame and drowning is seen.

Lady of Light, speak, though you speak alone,
Though your voice may seem as a dove's in this howling flood,
It is heard to-night by every senate and throne.

Though the widening battle of millions and millions of men
Threatens to-night to sweep the whole of the earth,
Back of the smoke is the promise of kindness again.





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