Later Poems

by Bliss Carman


 

The Heart of Night


 

WHEN all the stars are sown
Across the night-blue space,
With the immense unknown,
In silence face to face.

We stand in speechless awe

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While Beauty marches by,
And wonder at the Law
Which wears such majesty.

How small a thing is man
In all that world-sown vast,

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That he should hope or plan
Or dream his dream could last!

O doubter of the light,
Confused by fear and wrong,
Lean on the heart of night

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And let love make thee strong!

The Good that is the True
Is clothed with Beauty still.
Lo, in their tent of blue,
The stars above the hill!

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