by Archibald Lampman (1861 - 1899)

For broken and tired am I 
Language: English 
O endless sunsteeped plain,
  With forests in dim blue shrouds,
And little wisps of rain,
  Falling from far-off clouds:

I come from the choking air
  Of passion, doubt, and strife,
With a spirit and mind laid bare
  To your healing breadth of life:

O fruitful and sacred ground,
  O sunlight and summer sky,
Absorb me and fold me round,
  For broken and tired am I.


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This text was added to the website: 2013-10-02
Line count: 12
Word count: 65