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Poem by Madison Julius Cawein


Beyond


1

Hangs stormed with stars the night,
 Deep over deep,
A majesty, a might,
 To feel and keep.

2

Ah! what is such and such,
 Love, canst thou tell?
That shrinks - though 'tis not much -
 To weep farewell.

3

That hates the dawn and lark;
 Would have the wail, -
Sobbed through the ceaseless dark, -
 O' the nightingale.

4

Yes, earth, thy life were worth
 Not much to me,
Were there not after earth
 Eternity.

5

God gave thee life to keep -
 And what hath life? -
Love, faith, and care, and sleep
 Where dreams are rife.

6

Death's sleep, whose shadows start
 The tears in eyes
Of love, that fill the heart
 That breaks and dies.

7

And faith is never given
 Without some care,
That leadeth us to heaven
 By ways of prayer.

8

The nightingale and dark
 Are thine then here;
Beyond, the light and lark
 Eternal there.



Madison Julius Cawein


Madison Julius Cawein's other poems:
  1. The Wood God
  2. Poe
  3. Dogtown
  4. Love's Calendar
  5. Fall


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Ernest Dowson Beyond ("Love's aftermath! I think the time is now")
  • Katharine Bates Beyond ("COLOSSAL orb of space")
  • Ella Wilcox Beyond ("It seemeth such a little way to me")

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