Drying Their Wings
by Vachel Lindsay
(What the Carpenter Said)
The moon’s a cottage with a door.
Some folks can see it plain.
Look, you may catch a glint of light,
A sparkle through the pane,
Showing the place is brighter still
Within, though bright without.
There, at a cosy open fire
Strange babes are grouped about.
The children of the wind and tide —
The urchins of the sky,
Drying their wings from storms and things
So they again can fly.
Collected Poems of Vachel Lindsay
The Faces of Love (Book 2)
Composer(s): Jake HeggieBuy via E. C. Schirmer