SUMMER NIGHT  by CLARA CATHERINE PRINCE

Here where the green has surrounded the lapping waters,

And filmiest gossamers spin and are misted with moonrays,
Let me find freedom!

Softly crooned melodies ring in my ears when the moon calls,
And like Lotus, my heart yearning skyward, imploring,
I seek an answer.

Is there an Eden on earth with enlivening waters?
Is there an herb which efficiently heals broken bodies?
Lotus, pray tell me!

Here, minty fragrances fill all the air of the night time,
Luring, enchanting me, breathing their healing perfection.
Pain has no part here!

Heart, hear the promise of days in the golden hereafter,
Where imperfection shall vanish and joy be eternal.
Spirit, direct me!