Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume II/A Narrow Window
A NARROW WINDOW
A NARROW window may let in the light,
A tiny star dispel the gloom of night,
A little deed a mighty wrong set right.
A rose, abloom, may make a desert fair,
A single cloud may darken all the air,
A spark may kindle ruin and despair.
A smile, and there may be an end to strife;
A look of love, and Hate may sheathe the knife
A word—ah, it may be a word of life!