Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman




The land lies full, from brim to brim 
Of the great smoke-blue mountains' rim, 
Of yellow autumn and red sun. 
A giant in content, the day 
Idles the solemn hours away

To dreamland one by one.

Life is the dominance of good, 
And love the ecstasy of mood, 
Your hand in my hand says to me. 
Yet, somewhere in the waste between

Being and sense, I hear a threne 
Wash like the dirging sea.