A HOME SONG
by: Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)
- READ within a poet's book
- A word that starred the page:
- "Stone walls do not a prison make,
- Nor iron bars a cage!"
- Yes, that is true; and something more
- You'll find, where'er you roam,
- That marble floors and gilded walls
- Can never make a home.
- But every house where Love abides,
- And Friendship is a guest,
- Is surely home, and home-sweet-home:
- For there the heart can rest.
POEMS BY HENRY VAN DYKE
"A Home Song" is reprinted
from The White Bees and Other Poems. Henry van Dyke. New
York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909.