Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"The Gate of the Year"

I said to a man who stood at a gate "give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown", and he replied, "go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than a light and safer than a known way."

-Minnie Louise Haskins – 1908

The poem was included in the closing moments of the 1940 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Frank Borzage film The Mortal Storm, starring Margaret Sullivan, Jimmy Stewart, Robert Young.

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