Friday, January 27, 2017


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!
"A Narrow Window" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in The Unconquered Air (1912) and Poems (1916) Volume II.

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