Lyrics of Life (1909)/After

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For works with similar titles, see After.
For other versions of this work, see After (Coates).


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!