IX
By the Sea. June Night
 

Oh Earth, you are too dear to-night,
  How can I sleep while all around
Floats rainy fragrance and the far
  Deep voice of the ocean that talks to the ground?

Oh Earth, you gave me all I have,
  I love you, I love you, -- oh what have I
That I can give you in return --
  Except my body after I die?