Poem of the Month: February

Tomorrow is the feast of Our Lady's Purification, a celebration commonly called Candlemas.  In honor of this feast of Our Lady, and the close of the forty days of the joyful Christmas season, I present the following poem.


by Edgar Allan Poe

At morn–at noon–at twilight dim-
Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and woe–in good and ill-
Mother of God, be with me still!
When the hours flew brightly by,
And not a cloud obscured the sky,
My soul, lest it should truant be,
Thy grace did guide to thine and thee;
Now, when storms of Fate o'ercast
Darkly my Present and my Past,
Let my Future radiant shine
With sweet hopes of thee and thine!