Matron of the Bishop Home, Kaulaupapa
To see the infinite pity of this place,
The mangled limb, the devastated face,
The innocent sufferers smiling at the rod,
A fool were tempted to deny his God.
He sees, and shrinks, but if he look again,
Lo, beauty spring from the breast of pain!
He marks the sisters on the painful shores,
And even a fool is silent and adores.
Kalawo, May 22, 1889