Louise Imogen Guiney

Here you will find the Poem The Vigil-at-Arms of poet Louise Imogen Guiney

The Vigil-at-Arms

Keep holy watch with silence, prayer, and fasting 
Till morning break, and all the bugles play; 
Unto the One aware from everlasting 
Dear are the winners: thou art more than they. 

Forth from this peace on manhood's way thou goest, 
Flushed with resolve, and radiant in mail; 
Blessing supreme for men unborn thou sowest, 
O knight elect! O soul ordained to fail!