Canadian Singers and Their Songs/Frederick George Scott


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FREDERICK GEORGE SCOTT

AUTHOR OF "THE SOUL'S QUEST," "MY LATTICE," "THE UNNAMED LAKE,"
"POEMS OLD AND NEW," "COLLECTED POEMS," ETC.

SENIOR CHAPLAIN OF FIRST CANADIAN DIVISION C.E.F.

The Heaven of Love.

 
I rose at midnight & beheld the sky
Sown thick with stars, like grains of golden sand
Which God had scattered loosely from his hand
Upon the floorways of his house on high;
And straight I pictured to my spirit's eye
The giant worlds, their course by wisdom planned,
The weary waste, the gulfs no sight hath spanned,
And endless time for ever passing by.

Then, filled with wonder & a secret dread,
I crept to where my child lay fast asleep,
With chubby arm beneath his golden head.
What cared I then for all the stars above?
One little face shut out the boundless deep;
One little heart revealed the heaven of love.

Frederick George Scott.