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Poem by Bliss Carman


When you hear the white-throat pealing
From a tree-top far away,
And the hills are touched with purple
At the borders of the day;

When the redwing sounds his whistle
At the coming on of spring,
And the joyous April pipers
Make the alder marshes ring;

When the wild new breath of being
Whispers to the world once more,
And before the shrine of beauty
Every spirit must adore;

When long thoughts come back with twilight,
And a tender deepened mood
Shows the eyes of the beloved
Like the hepaticas in the wood;

Ah, remember, when to nothing
Save to love your heart gives heed,
And spring takes you to her bosom,Ч
So it was with Golden Weed!

Bliss Carman

Bliss Carman's other poems:
  1. In Gold Lacquer
  2. Behind the Arras
  3. Dust of the Street
  4. Threnody for a Poet
  5. Triumphalis

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Hardy Lament ("How she would have loved")
  • Robert Binyon Lament ("Fall now, my cold thoughts, frozen fall")
  • Edna Millay Lament ("Listen, children:")
  • Dylan Thomas Lament ("When I was a windy boy and a bit")

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