Later Poems

by Bliss Carman


 

Aprilian


 

WHEN April came with sunshine
And showers and lilac bloom,
My heart with sudden gladness
Was like a fragrant room.

Her eyes were heaven’s own azure,

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As deep as God’s own truth.
Her soul was made of rapture
And mystery and youth.

She knew the sorry burden
Of all the ancient years,

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Yet could not dwell with sadness
And memory and tears.

With her there was no shadow
Of failure nor despair,
But only loving joyance.

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O Heart, how glad we were!