The Book of the Native

by Charles G.D. Roberts


 

A Child's Prayer at Evening

(Domine, cui sunt Pleiades curae)


 

Father, who keepest
    The stars in Thy care,
Me, too, Thy little one,
    Childish in prayer,
Keep, as Thou keepest
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    The soft night through,
Thy long, white lilies
    Asleep in Thy dew.