Mine and Thine (1904)/Nature

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Mine and Thine (1904) by Florence Earle Coates
Nature
Published as "Natura Benigna" in Poems I (1916).


NATURE

I weave the beginning, I fashion the end;
Life is my fellow, and Death is my friend;
 Time cannot stay me,
 Nor evil betray me,—
They that would harm me, unknowing, defend.


I ravel asunder, I knit every flaw;
Blossoms I scatter, with tempests I awe;
 Birthplace of duty,
 And shrine of all beauty,—
Firmly I govern, and love is my law!