EASTER WINGS - Walt Whitman Poems


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Lord, Who createdst man in wealth and store,
      Though foolishly he lost the same,
                  Decaying more and more,
                      Till he became
                        Most poore:

                        With Thee
                      O let me rise,
                  As larks, harmoniously,
      And sing this day Thy victories:
Then shall the fall further the flight in me.

My tender age in sorrow did beginne;
      And still with sicknesses and shame
                  Thou didst so punish sinne,
                      That I became
                        Most thinne.

                        With Thee
                      Let me combine,
                  And feel this day Thy victorie;
      For, if I imp my wing on Thine,
Affliction shall advance the flight in me.