To Caroline (Johns)

To Caroline
by Orrick Glenday Johns

To Orrick's first wife, Caroline Blackmun

My first love was a fair girl
   with ways forever new;
And hair a sunlight yellow,
   and eyes a morning blue.
I wondered if her face
   was not a girl's again.
And if she found the flowers
   thick about the glen.
And if among her thoughts
   so dark we couldn't see,
It only was her reason
   came to make her free.
Beauty blue and beauty white,
   beauty of the day and night,
Make her step be light and proud
   going in a gown of cloud.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1946, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.