Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women. 1917.

I Know

Elsa Barker

OH! I know why the alder trees

Lean over the reflecting stream;

And I know what the wandering bees

Heard in the woods of dream.

I know how the uneasy tide

Answers the signal of the moon,

And why the morning-glories hide

Their eyes in the forenoon.

And I know all the wild delight

That quivers in the sea-bird’s wings,

For in one little hour last night

Love told me all these things.