Saturday, August 17, 2013

Summer Streams / Bliss Carman


Summer Streams

All day long beneath the sun
Shining through the fields they run,

Singing in a cadence known
To the seraphs round the throne.

And the traveller drawing near
Through the meadow, halts to hear

Anthems of a natural joy
No disaster can destroy.

All night long from set of sun
Through the starry woods they run,

Singing through the purple dark
Songs to make a traveller hark.

All night long, when winds are low,
Underneath my window go

The immortal happy streams,
Making music through my dreams.

~~
Bliss Carman
from Later Poems, 1926

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada and the European Union]

Bliss Carman biography

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