Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman


 

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Three things there be in the world, Yvonne; 
And what do you guess they mean? 
The stable land, the heaving sea, 
And the tide that hangs between.

Three things there be in this life, Yvonne; 

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And what do you guess they mean? 
Your sun-warm soul, my wind-swept soul, 
And the current that draws between.