Later Poems

by Bliss Carman


Under the April Moon


OH, well the world is dreaming
Under the April moon,
Her soul in love with beauty,
Her senses all a-swoon!

Pure hands the silver crescent

Above the twilight wood,
And pure the silver music
Wakes from the marshy flood.

O Earth, with all thy transport,
How comes it life should seem

A shadow in the moonlight,
A murmur in a dream?