by Joseph Campbell (1881 - 1944)

As a white candle
Language: English 
As a white candle
In a holy place,
So is the beauty
Of an agéd face.

As the spent radiance
Of the winter sun,
So is a woman
With her travail done.

Her brood gone from her,
And her thoughts as still
As the waters
Under a ruined mill.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Joseph Campbell, Irishry, Dublin, Maunsel & Company, 1913, page 79.


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