Lyrics of Life (1909)/After

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AFTER

After the darkness, dawning,
And stir of the rested wing;
Fresh fragrance from the meadow,
Fresh hope in everything!


After the winter, springtime
And dreams, that flower-like throng;
After the tempest, silence;
After the silence, song.


After the heat of anger.
Love, that all life enwraps;
After the stress of battle,
The trumpet sounding "taps."


After despair and doubting,
A faith without alloy,
God here and over yonder,—
The end of all things—joy!