Songs of the Sea Children

by Bliss Carman


 

XXXVIII


 

First by her starry gaze that falls 
Aside, as if afraid to know 
The stronger self who stirs and calls, 
I think she came from a land of snow.

Then by her mood that melts to mine

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Her body and her soul's desire, 
Under the shifting forest shine, 
I think she came from a land of fire.