Madison Julius Cawein




by Madison Julius Cawein

Earth hath her images of utterance,
Her hieroglyphic meanings which elude;
A symbol language of similitude,
Into whose secrets science may not glance;
In which the Mind-in-Nature doth romance
In miracles that baffle if pursued --
No guess shall search them and no thought intrude
Beyond the limits of her sufferance.
So doth the great Intelligence above
Hide His own thought's creations; and attire
Forms in the dream's ideal, which He dowers
With immaterial loveliness and love --
As essences of fragrance and of fire --
Preaching th' evangels of the stars and flowers.


The Garden Of Dreams
Copyright 1896
John P. Morton & Company, Louisville