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LOUISE DRISCOLL
1875 - 1957

Louise Driscoll: Hold Fast Your Dreams

HOLD FAST YOUR DREAMS

Hold fast your dreams?
Within your heart
Keep one, still secret spot
Where dreams may go,
And sheltered so,
May thrive and grow--
Where doubt and fear are not
O, keep a place apart,
Within your heart,
For little dreams to go!

Think still of lovely things that are not true.
Let wish and magic work at will in you.
Be sometimes blind to sorrow. Make believe!
Forget the calm that lies
In disillusioned eyes.
Though we all know that we must die,
Yet you and I
May walk like gods and be
Even now at home in immortality!

We see so many ugly things--
Deceits and wrongs and quarrellings;
We know, alas! we know
How quickly fade
The color in the west,
The bloom upon the flower,
The bloom upon the breast
And youth's blind hour.
Yet, keep within your heart
A place apart
Where little dreams may go,
May thrive and grow.
Hold fast--hold fast your dreams!

Written by Louise Driscoll