City Views and Visions

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Moffat, Yard, 1911 - 63 pages
 

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Page 46 - With gold upcaught across the red. And here and there, with sighs and calls, Among the hills an echo rings Remotely as the water falls And down the meadow softly sings. A wind goes by ; the air is stirred With secret whispers far and near ; Another token — just a word Had made the rose's meaning clear. I see the fields ; I catch the scent Of odors from the fresh split wood, Where bearded moss and stains are blent With autumn rains, and all is good. An air arising turns and lifts The fallen leaves...
Page 46 - Still wandering like a silver road Among the cities in the plain. On far horizons softly lean The hills against the coming night; And mantled with a russet green, The orchards gather into sight. Through apples hanging high and low, In ruddy colors, deeply spread From core to rind, the sun melts slow, With gold upeaught against the red. And here and there, with sighs and calls, Among the hills an echo rings Remotely as the water falls And down the meadow softly sings. A wind goes by; the air is stirred...
Page 42 - Urging and beckoning City and town Forth for a reckoning "Now and anon Over the open trail, Clean from the din; Sun — stars — a friendly hail, And the wayside inn.
Page 17 - The presentation is artistically correct, but somehow there is a lack of that spontaneity and genuineness which carry the impression of sincerity. This may be due to the attempt to dress modern problems in old clothes. But when Giles sings,— Ah! the falling years grow heavy, Lady mine, Tho...

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