On the Just and the Unjust

OUTCAST, a horror to his kind,
 At night he to the forest fled.
There, the birch-bark made fire for him,
 The brown fern made a bed.
 
The river murmured lullaby,
The moisty mosses breathed of balm,
The clean stars carried light to him,
 Unterrified and calm.
 
Aye, as they would have served a saint
Freely all served the guilty guest.
They only saw their Father’s son,
 And brought their brother rest.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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