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In Excelsis

Language: English

The new moon hangs in the wintry tree,
The spring rains march by the door,
The summer comes and the roses blow,
The mellow woods of autumn glow,
And love is more and more.
The seasons pass, the strong winds die,
The sunlight steals from the wall,
The glittering planets wheel and sink,
The tides return to the ocean's brink,
And love is all in all.

Confirmed with Bliss Carman, Far Horizons, Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1925, [no page number; poem is printed on the back end papers]

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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