Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman


 

XXXVII


 

In God's blue garden the flowers are cold, 
As you tell them over star by star, 
Sirius, Algol, pale Altair, 
Lone Arcturus, and Algebar.

In love's red garden the flowers are warm, 

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As I count them over and kiss them by, 
From the sultry royal rose-red mouth 
To the last carnation dusk and shy.