Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman


 

XXVII


 

Lord of the vasty tent of heaven,
Who hast to thy saints and sages given
A thousand nights with their thousand stars,
And the star of faith for a thousand years,

Grant me, only a foolish rover 

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All thy beautiful wide world over, 
A thousand loves in a thousand days, 
And one great love for a thousand years.