Noël

Richard_Watson_Gilder
Richard Watson Gilder

Star-dust and vaporous light,—
The mist of worlds unborn,—
A shuddering in the awful night
Of winds that bring the morn.

Now comes the dawn: the circling earth;
Creatures that fly and crawl;
And Man, that last, imperial birth;
And Christ, the flower of all.

Richard Watson Gilder, 1844–1909

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