Menken, Adah Isaacs
|WORKING AND WAITING.|
LOOK on that form, once it for the sculptor!
Look on that cheek, where the roses have died!
Working and waiting have robbed from the artist
All that his marble could show for its pride.
Alone, in the fitting
And wind-haunted shadows that people her hearth.
God protect all of us--
God shelter all of us
From the reproach of such scenes upon earth!