Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman


 

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There is a wise Magician,
Who sets a yellow star
To seal the cinders of the night
Within a hollow jar.

And when the jar is broken,

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A marvel has been done;
There lies within the rosy dusk
That coal we call the sun.

But more than any wonder
That makes the rose of dawn,

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Is this inheritance of joy
My heart is happy on.