Barbour, Constance. “As Ever Young.” Poems for the Interim: A Selection of Twenty-four Poems by Nineteen Canadian Authors Published during 1945-46 in “Saturday Night.” Toronto: Consolidated, 1946. n.p.

As Ever Young

As ever young to us as new grass growing
On the lawn;
Or as the flight of eager swallows winging
Toward the dawn.

As ever lovely as the white rose sleeping
Through the night,
And covered only with the moon’s pale blanket
Made of light.

Part of our dreams, and of our thoughts in striving;
All our best
Is of them, and within their sacred keeping
While they rest.