Later Poems

by Bliss Carman


 

A Winter Piece


 

OVER the rim of a lacquered bowl,
Where a cold blue water-color stands
I see the wintry breakers roll
And heave their froth up the freezing sands.

Here in immunity safe and dull,

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Soul treads her circuit of trivial things.
There soul’s brother, a shining gull,
Dares the rough weather on dauntless wings.