That the spirit of beauty may continually hover about you and fold you close within the tenderness of her wings.
That each beautiful and gracious thing in life May be unto you as a symbol of good for your soul’s delight.
That sun-glories and star-glories, Leaf-glories and bark-glories, Flower-glories and glories that lurk in the grasses of the field . . . . Glories of mountains and oceans, of little streams of running waters Glories of song of poesy, of all the arts. . .
May be to you as sweet abiding influences That will illumine your life and make you glad.
That your soul may be as an alabaster cup Filled to overflowing With the mystical wine of beauty and love.
That happiness may put her arms around you, And wisdom make your soul serene.
This is my wish for you. —Charles Livingston Snell