Ina Coolbrith

1841 – 1928 / Nauvoo, Illinois

A New Leaf

HERE 'S the volume: stain nor blot
Mars a leaf to-day;
Sin and folly, they are not;
Sorrow is away.
Look! each page is white and clear,
And 't is morning of the year.

Of the days that swiftly run
This will not be mute:
Good or evil said or done,
Sweet or bitter fruit,
What shall be the record, dear,
At the evening of the year?
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