And unto Ease I said, "O Ease,
Forget thyself, and do thy best
For other's good__strive thou to please
Sad hearts, for so is God's behest.
Thus much I said, and stepped aside__
Then there they met, and wooed and loved,
And in due time Care won his bride,
And softly down the years they moved.
And through the years there came to birth
Sweet children, unto whom was given
The boon of doing good on earth,
And making smooth the road to heaven!
THE MORNING SUNLIGHT.
I stood in the path of the sunlight,
As the angel opened the gate,
And bade the imprisoned glory
No more in the courts to wait.
Then forth leaped the tide of sunlight,
Such a molten, golden wave,