Augustin S. Macdonald, comp. A Collection of Verse by California Poets. 1914.

By Yone Noguchi


I LOVE the saintly chant of the winds touching their odorous fingers to the harp of the angel, spring;

I love the undiscording sound of thousands of birds, whose concord of song echoes on the rivulet afar;

I muse on the solemn mountain which waits in sound content for the time when the Lord calls forth;

I roam with the wings of high-raised fantasy in the pure Universe;

Oh, I chant of the Garden of Adam and Eve!