Verse > Anthologies > The World’s Best Poetry > Vol. II. Love
Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume II. Love.  1904.
VI. Lovers
“I saw two clouds at morning”
John Gardiner Calkins Brainard (1795–1828)
I SAW two clouds at morning,
  Tinged by the rising sun,
And in the dawn they floated on,
  And mingled into one;
I thought that morning cloud was blest,        5
It moved so sweetly to the west.
I saw two summer currents
  Flow smoothly to their meeting,
And join their course, with silent force,
  In peace each other greeting;        10
Calm was their course through banks of green,
While dimpling eddies played between.
Such be your gentle motion,
  Till life’s last pulse shall beat;
Like summer’s beam, and summer’s stream,        15
  Float on, in joy, to meet
A calmer sea, where storms shall cease,
A purer sky, where all is peace.

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