Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908). A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895. 1895.

Bliss Carman 1861–1929



LOVE, by that loosened hair

Well now I know

Where the lost Lilith went

So long ago.

Love, by those starry eyes

I understand

How the sea maidens lure

Mortals from land.

Love, by that welling laugh

Joy claims his own

Sea-born and wind-wayward

Child of the sun.