Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman




Summer love, open your eyes to me now! 
June's on the mountain and day's at the door. 
Time shall turn back for us one crimson hour, 
Ere the white seraph winds walk the sea floor.

Summer heart, open your arms to me now!


Beautiful wonder-eyed spirit's home, here 
With the eternal ache quenched in the bliss, 
One golden minute outmeasures a year.

Sweet heaven! Open your arms to me now! 
There, dearest body, cease trembling, lie still!

Joy, how the June birds are shivered with song! 
And see, the first shreds of dawn over the hill.