[Written for the Sentinel]

The Sower

I planted once a seed and went my way.Time passed; the cheerful sun shone down,The rain did play upon the fallow ground.I traveled far, and when again one dayI thither came, lo, there a tree I foundWith leaves adance, and in the branches lightThat clasped the sky the singing birds did sway.

I planted once a seed of truth, and went my wayWith eyes agaze upon the glory of the sky.I tarried not, but fervently within my heart,"O Lord of Life, give Thou the increase," did I pray—I knew not how the seed above the soil would start,Or when 'twould grow into a tree with fruit on boughTo gladden all the wanderers who passed that way.

"Ye shall know the truth"
December 26, 1914

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