When all the stars are sown Across the night-blue space, With the immense unknown, In silence face to face.
We stand in speechless awe
While Beauty marches by,
And wonder at the Law
Which wears such majesty.
How small a thing is a man In all that world-sown vast,
That he should hope or plan Or dream his dream could last!
O doubter of the light, Confused by fear and wrong,
Lean on the heart of night
And let love make thee strong!
The Good that is the True
Is clothed with Beauty still.
Lo, in their tent of blue, The stars above the hill!
~ The Heart of Night – Bliss Carman