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9
THE MADONNA DI SAN SISTO


 Dimly discerned as morning draweth near
 Spreading a radiant pall upon night's bier.
The blessed thing the Sign doth signify
They partly know, and are made glad thereby.


But more the Mother knows, and more she sees
 Than soaring angel or than climbing saint;
Her heart familiar grown with mysteries
 Of God's own working under love's constraint,
 The remedy she knows for man's complaint.
The clouds are all beneath her, and above
The light of life, the radiancy of love.