"Why do you wait at your door, woman, Alone in the night?" "I am waiting for one who will come, stranger, To show him a light. He will see me afar on the road And be glad at the sight." "Have you no fear in your heart, woman, To stand there alone? There is comfort for you and kindly
Winifred M. Letts
Winifred M. Letts was an Irish novelist, playwright, and poet. Her collections include More Songs from Leinster (John Murray, 1926), The Spires of Oxford and Other Poems (E. P. Dutton and Company, 1918), Hallow-e’en and Poems of the War (John Murray, 1916), and Songs from Leinster (John Murray, 1913). Letts, who served at a nurse at a number of military hospitals during World War I, famously wrote about her experiences during the war, as well as the joys of rural life in Ireland. She died in 1972.