The park is filled with night and fog, The veils are drawn about the world, The drowsy lights along the paths Are dim and pearled. Gold and gleaming the empty streets, Gold and gleaming the misty lake, The mirrored lights like sunken swords, Glimmer and shake. Oh, is it not enough to be Here with this beauty over me? My throat should ache with praise, and I Should kneel in joy beneath the sky. O, beauty, are you not enough? Why am I crying after love, With youth, a singing voice, and eyes To take earth's wonder with surprise? Why have I put off my pride, Why am I unsatisfied, I, for whom the pensive night Binds her cloudy hair with light, I, for whom all beauty burns Like incense in a million urns? O beauty, are you not enough? Why am I crying after love?
Return to the Sara Teasdale library , or . . . Read the next poem; Spring Rain