Come Forth

by Walter M. Lindsay

Come forth, beneath the heaven,
While yet the sunlight in the sky
Shineth on the brow of even.
No shadow clouds thy gazing eye.
Behold the beauty of the earth!
The waters lie
Encompassed by a glorious frame
Of earth and sky!

In all, thy spirit is content.
The absent are
Forgotten in the firmament!
The evening star, --
The murmur of the Summer wind, --
The leafy trees around, --
Are in thy silent heart enshrined.
A deeper peace has found
Sweet access to thee, and thy breast
Is calm as Nature in her rest!


Copyright 1856
D. Appleton And Company,
346 And 348 Broadway
New York
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