The Gift Of Life
Life is a night all dark and wild, Yet still stars shine: This moment is a star, my child— Your star and mine. Life is a desert dry and drear, Undewed, unblest; This hour is an oasis, dear; Here let us rest. Life is a sea of windy spray, Cold, fierce and free: An isle enchanted is to-day For you and me. Forget night, sea, and desert: take The gift supreme, And, of life’s brief relenting, make A deathless dream.