There is a faith that weakly dies
When overcast by clouds of doubt,
That like a blazing wisp of straw
A vagrant breeze will flicker out.
Be mine the faith whose living flame
Shall pierce the clouds and banish night,
Whose glow the hurricanes increase
To match the gleams of heaven’s night.
This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on November 30, 2019, by the Academy of American Poets.
“Faith” was originally published in American Indian Magazine, no. 4, 2 (October-December 1916).