Guerdon

Upon the white cheek of the Cherub Year
  I saw a tear.
Alas! I murmured, that the Year should borrow
  So soon a sorrow.
Just then the sunlight fell with sudden flame:
  A tear became
A wondrous diamond sparkling in the light
  A beautiful sight.

Upon my soul there fell such woeful loss,
  I said, ‘The Cross
Is grievous for a life as young as mine.’
  Just then, like wine,
God’s sunlight shone from His high Heavens down;
  And lo! a crown
Gleamed in the place of what I thought a burden
  My sorrow’s guerdon.

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