Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume I/Nature

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Poems, Volume I by Florence Earle Coates
Nature
Previously published as As from Afar

NATURE

TO see thee, hear thee, wistful watch I keep—
 Mother, who in Immensity dost dwell—
A child who listens for the boundless deep,
 Her ear against a shell:


And vainly though I seek thy face to scan,
 Lost in the vasty temple where thou art,
Faint breathings of thy voice æolian
 Vibrate against my heart.