"Balm," by Virginia Woodward Cloud first appeared in 1902:
After the heat the dew,
and the tender touch of twilight;
The unfolding of the few
After the heat the dew.
After the Sun the shade,
and beatitude of shadow;
Dim aisles for memory made,
After the Sun the shade.
After all there is balm;
from the wings of dark there is wafture
Of sleep, -- night’s infinite psalm, --
After all there is balm.
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