Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman


 

CXIX


 

Once more the golden April;
Gold are the willow-trees, 
And golden the soft murmur
Of the gold-belted bees.

All golden is the sunshine, 

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And golden are the flowers, 
The golden-wing makes music 
In the long, golden hours.

All dull gold are the marshes
And red gold are the dunes,

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And gold the pollen dust is 
Moting the quiet noons.

Even the sea's great sapphire 
Is panelled with raw gold. 
How else were spring unperished,

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A thousand ages old?