Later Poems

by Bliss Carman


 

The Campfire of the Sun


 

LO, now, the journeying sun,
Another day’s march done,
Kindles his campfire at the edge of night!
And in the twilight pale
Above his crimson trail,
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The stars move out their cordons still and bright.

Now in the darkening hush
A solitary thrush
Sings on in silvery rapture to the deep;
While brooding on her best,

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The wandering soul has rest,
And earth receives her sacred gift of sleep.