Radiance (from The Passing Show of 1922)

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I wondered why the night was so beautiful to me;
I wondered why its light was so beautiful to see.
I wondered at the radiance in its tender mystic glow,
But since I’ve met you, dear, now I know:

The pale yellow moon in the skies up above
Takes its radiance from the gold in your wondrous hair;
The bright twinkling stars that we all learn to love
From your radiant eyes have borrowed their share.
The still silver pool in the shade of the glen
Is the radiance of your soul shining through.
And the sunshine of your smile
makes the summernight worthwhile,
For they all take their radiance from you.