I am thoroughly enjoying the 40 Days of Blogging project but I am afraid today’s post will have to wait for the evening.  I am with the girls today and trying to blog with them running around (or in Raphaela’s case, almost walking) is pretty much impossible.  In the meantime, here is “A Hymn” by Edgar Allan Poe.  This is the second religiously-themed Poe poem I have posted, after Israfel:

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!