Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman




The moonlight is a garden
Upon the mountainside,
Wherein your gleaming spirit
All lovely and grave-eyed,

Touched with the happy craving


That will not be denied,
Aforetime used to wander 
Until it reached my side.

O wild white forest flower,
Rose-love and lily-pride, 

And staunch of burning beauty
Against your lover's side!