Eight Harvard Poets/Of Too Much Song
OF TOO MUCH SONG
<poem>SEDGES, have you sung too much, Sedges gray along the shore? Can this autumn tempest touch
Answering chords in you no more?
Is the summer all forgot? —
Now the ice is dark and strong
That has bound you to the spot —
Did you die of too much song?
Something in me is a harp
Played by every wanton breeze.
Moaning soft and piping sharp
Are its wondrous melodies.
Is the playing over-fast
Though the answer now is strong?
Like the sedges at the last
Will it die of too much song?<poem>