Original Text: 
The Poetry of Father Tabb: John Banister Tabb, ed. Francis A. Litz (New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1927): 258. PS 2965 A2 1928
2     Despite the longest day,
3The tenderness of visions gone
4     In shadow seemed to stay.
6     Beyond my waking gaze,
7Of darkness I am not afraid --
8     It is my Mammy's face.


1] Jinny, his black nursemaid (Jennie Masters Tabb, Father Tabb: His Life and Work [Boston, Mass.: Stratford, 1922]: 8). Back to Line
5] Father Tabb became totally blind in 1908. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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