Henry Van Dyke

(10 November 1852 – 10 April 1933 / Germantown, Pennsylvania)

If All The Skies - Poem by Henry Van Dyke

If all the skies were sunshine,
Our faces would be fain
To feel once more upon them
The cooling splash of rain.

If all the world were music,
Our hearts would often long
For one sweet strain of silence,
To break the endless song.

If life were always merry,
Our souls would seek relief,
And rest from weary laughter
In the quiet arms of grief.


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  • (2/15/2005 9:18:00 PM)


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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