The Unconquered Air, and Other Poems (1912)/Fairer Than Violets Are

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The Unconquered Air, and Other Poems by Florence Earle Coates
Fairer Than Violets Are
This poem was not included in Mrs. Coates' collected Poems (1916, in 2 vols.).

FAIRER THAN VIOLETS ARE

Fairer than violets are
 That blossom in the virgin Spring,
More sweet than the song of birds
 When first of love they sing,
A gift of pure and perfect worth,
She came to this our darkened earth
 A smile of God to bring:


She came that we might lay
 Our griefs, submissive, 'neath the sod;
She came that light might beam
 From every path she trod;
She came that memory might confer
Blessing and hope, for, knowing her,
 We know the love of God.