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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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Sacrifice

Published by Susan on 08/08/2003 (2925 reads)
I gave an eye to save from night...

I gave an eye to save from night
         A babe born blind;
And now with eager semi-sight
         Vast joy I find
To think a child can share with me
         Earth ecstasy!

Delight of dawn with dewy gleam
         On damask rose;
Crimson and gold as pennons stream
         Where sunset flows;
And sight most nigh to paradise,
         Star-studded skies.

Ah! How in old of age I feel,
         E'er end my days,
Could I star-splendoured sky reveal
         To childish gaze,
Not one eye would I give, but two,--
         Well, wouldn't you?

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