Lyrics of Life (1909)/Conflict and Rest

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Lyrics of Life by Florence Earle Coates
Conflict and Rest
This poem was not included in Mrs. Coates' collected Poems (1916, in 2 vols.).


CONFLICT AND REST

Through the long voyage we may welcome day,
 Glad when the night is gone,
So many threat'ning perils of the way
 Vanish before the dawn;


And yet a deeper darkness we may crave
 When strife indeed is past,
And we from stress of tempest and of wave
 Are nearing port at last.