Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman


 

VI


 

Love, by that loosened hair,
Well now I know 
Where the lost Lilith went 
So long ago.

Love, by those starry eyes

5

I understand 
How the sea maidens lure 
Mortals from land.

Love, by that welling laugh
Joy claims its own 

10
Sea-born and wind-wayward 
Child of the sun.