The House of the Trees
& Other Poems


by Ethelwyn Wetherald



 

The Sky Path



I HEAR the far moon’s silver call
    High in the upper wold;
And shepherd-like it gathers all
    My thoughts into its fold.

Oh happy thoughts, that wheresoe’er
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    They wander through the day,
Come home at eve to upper air
    Along a shining way.

Though some are weary, some are torn,
    And some are fain to grieve,
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And some the freshness of the morn
    Have kept until the eve,

And some perversely seek to roam
    E’en from their shepherd bright,
Yet all are gathered safely home,
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    And folded for the night.

Oh happy thoughts, that with the streams
    The trees and meadows share
The sky path to the gate of dreams,
    In their white shepherd’s care. [Page 13]
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