More Songs from Vagabondia

by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey




HE said, "Good-night, my heart is light,
Tomorrow morn at day
We two together in the dew
Shall forth and fare away.

"We shall go down the halls of dawn

To find the doors of joy;
We shall not part again, dear heart."
And he laughed out like a boy.

He turned and strode down the blue road
Against the western sky

Where the last line of sunset glowed
As sullen embers die.

The night reached out her kraken arms
To clutch him as he passed,
And for one sudden moment

My soul shrank back aghast.