Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SNOWDROP (2), by JOHN BANISTER TABB

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THE SNOWDROP (2), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: A nun of winter's sisterhood
Last Line: And lead the way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Damien, Father (1840-1889); Snow

"ANUN of Winter's sisterhood,"
A Snowdrop in the garden stood
Alone amid the solitude
That round her lay.

No sister blossom there was seen;
No memory of what had been;
No promise of returning green,
Or scented spray:

But she alone was bold to bear
The banner of the Spring, and dare,
In Winter's stern despite, declare
A gentler sway.

So didst thou, Damien, when the glow
Of faith and hope was waning low,
For souls bewintered dare the snow,
And lead the way.

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