- Year Published: 1920
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Merrick, G. E. (1920). Songs of the wind on a southern shore, and other poems of florida. The Four Seas Publishing Co.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 7.2
- Word Count: 79
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From the treacherous coralline lips
That pant for prey,
The life of a thousand ships
They guide alway.
On the course of one vessel I know
Yet the gleam of all others’ may fade or may go;
—Mine, changes none.
The glow that it throws finds the near; or the far
Wide wasting through.
Your love and your faith its keepers are:
Its light is—You.