by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956)

The penny owing
Language: English 
Poor blind Tam, the beggar man,
I'll give a penny to as soon as I can.
Where he stood at the corner in his rags, and cried,
The sun without shadow does now abide.

Safe be my penny till I come some day
To where Tam's waiting. And then I'll say,
"Here is my ghost, Tam, from the fire and dew,
And the penny I grudged kept safe for you."


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This text was added to the website: 2014-03-25
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