Last Songs from Vagabondia

by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey


 

MAY AND JUNE


 

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MAY comes, day comes,
One who was away comes;
All the earth is glad again,
Kind and fair to me.

May comes, day comes,

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One who was away comes;
Set his place at hearth and board
As they used to be.

May comes, day comes,
One who was away comes;

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Higher are the hills of home,
Bluer is the sea.

 

II

 

June comes, and the moon comes
Out of the curving sea,
Like a frail golden bubble,
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To hang in the lilac tree.

June comes, and a croon comes
Up from the old gray sea,
But not the longed-for footstep
And the voice at the door for me.

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