TWENTY STARS TO MATCH HIS FACE
by: William Stanley Braithwaite
stars to match his face,
- All the winds to blow his breath.
- In the dark no eye can trace
- Life or death.
- The word came, and out he went,
- Heard the unseen flutterings
- Of wings that showed the dream he sent,
- The song he sings.
- Twenty stars to match his face,
- The sea-foam, his permanence--
- There is no wind can mark his place
- Here, or hence.
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"Twenty Stars to Match his
Face" is reprinted from The Masque of Poets. Ed.
Edward J. O'Brien. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1918.