April Airs: A Book of New England Lyrics

by Bliss Carman


 

NIGHT LYRIC


 

ON the world’s far edges
Faint and blue,
Where the rocky ledges
Stand in view,

Fades the rosy tender

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Evening light;
Then in starry splendor
Comes the night.

So stormy a lifetime
Comes to close,

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Spirit’s mortal strifetime
Finds repose.

Faith and toil and vision
Crowned at last,
Failure and derision

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Overpast,—

All the daylight splendor
Far above,
Calm and sure and tender
Comes thy love.

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