1/10/2001:
 

SAT-Practice Word of the Day: respite
Intermediate Word of the Day: mulct
Difficult Word of the Day: tabescent

PRAYER ON A STORMY NIGHT*

God bless the creatures of the field,
The sparrow and the mouse.
Give each of them his store of grain,
Give each his little house.

Let none be far from home tonight,
The cricket nor the thrush.
Make clear the passage down the wind,
The pathway through the brush.

Make safe the covert in the weeds,
The nest beneath the bough.
Let none of all Thy little ones
Be lost or frightened now.

Give each his wall against the world,
His roof aginst the sky,
And hide the fledgling in Thy hand
Until the storm goes by.

        --"Window to the South."
                  Vivian Smallwood