Madison Julius Cawein




by Madison Julius Cawein

Yes, there are some who may look on these
Essential peoples of the earth and air --
That have the stars and flowers in their care --
And all their soul-suggestive secrecies:
Heart-intimates and comrades of the trees,
Who from them learn, what no known schools declare,
God's knowledge; and from winds, that discourse there,
God's gospel of diviner mysteries:
To whom the waters shall divulge a word
Of fuller faith; the sunset and the dawn
Preach sermons more inspired even than
The tongues of Penticost; as, distant heard
In forms of change, through Nature upward drawn,
God doth address th' immortal soul of Man.


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