From the Dutch by H. S. Van Dyk

A HOST of angels flying,
  Through cloudless skies impelled,
  Upon the earth beheld
A pearl of beauty lying,
  Worthy to glitter bright
  In heaven’s vast hall of light.

They saw, with glances tender,...

Poet: Dirk Smits


                        Why should we weep for thee,

        Since thou hast gone unsullied back to heaven,

        No stain upon thy spirit's purity,

                        No sin to be forgiven?