Night Song of Amalfi

Night Song of Amalfi

SARA TEASDALE

I asked the heaven of stars
What should I give my love -
It answered me with silence,
Silence above.

I asked the darkened sea
Down where the fishermen go -
It answered me with silence,
Silence below.

Oh, I could give him weeping,
Or could give him song -
But how can I give silence
My whole life long?