The Great War

from War: an Ode And Other Poems, an electronic edition

The Blue Bird

Symbol of Happiness

I SOUGHT the Blue Bird near and far,

In verdant woods, and azure skies,

On purple peaks of Paradise,

In golden gardens of a star;

But in your eyes

It flits, and flies,

And in your heart its nestings are--

So near, so far.

Like a wild lark that longs for space,

It beats and beats against the blue

Of your bright eyes, then flutters through

Your eyelids, and lights up your face,

As all the true

Warm love of you

Comes flying to my love's embrace,

Out of blue space.