Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume I/Natura Benigna

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
Poems (1916) Volume I by Florence Earle Coates
Natura Benigna
Published as "Nature" in Mine and Thine' (1904).

NATURA BENIGNA

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!