Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman




It was the tranquil hour 
Of earth's expectancy, 
When we lay on the Wishing Sands 
Beside the sleeping sea.

We saw the scarlet moon rise 


And light the pale grey land; 
We heard the whisper of the tide, 
The sighing of the sand.

I felt the ardent flutter 
Your heart gave for delight; 


You knew how earth is glad and hushed 
Under the tent of night.

We dreamed the dream of lovers, 
And told our dream to none; 
And all that we desired came true,

Because we wished as one.