Thursday, July 03, 2008

Rescu'd From Death By Force Though Pale And Faint

'In thee compassion is, in thee is pity,
In thee magnificence; in thee unites
Whate'er of goodness is in any creature.
Now doth this man, who from the lowest depth
Of the universe as far as here has seen
One after one the spiritual lives,
Supplicate thee through grace for so much power
That with his eyes he may uplift himself
Higher towards the uttermost salvation.'


For my father on his Eightieth Birthday.

Point Reyes Station, 1906, after the San Francisco Earthquake.

Photo credit: COPYRIGHT 2003, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library. With thanks.



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