Daisies in the Grass: A Collection of Songs and Poems

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R. Hardwicke, 1865 - English poetry - 208 pages
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Man if are searching for simple deep poetry then this is it.

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Page 23 - I live for those who love me, For those who know me true; For the heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit, too; For the cause that needs assistance, For the wrongs that need resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.
Page 21 - For the bright hopes left behind me, And the good that I can do. I live to learn their story Who've suffered for my sake ; To emulate their glory, And follow in their wake : Bards, patriots, martyrs, sages, The noble of all ages, Whose deeds crowd History's pages, And Time's great volume make.
Page 21 - I LIVE for those who love me, Whose hearts are kind and true ; For the heaven that smiles above me And awaits my spirit too ; For all human ties that bind me, For the task by God assigned me, For the bright hopes left behind me, And the good that I can do.
Page 22 - History's pages. And Time's great volume make. I live to hold communion With all that is divine, To feel there is a union 'Twixt Nature's heart and mine; To profit by affliction.
Page 22 - When men shall live by reason, And not alone by gold : When man to man united, And every wrong thing righted — The whole world shall be lighted As Eden was of old.
Page 138 - We all might do good In a thousand small ways - In forbearing to flatter, Yet yielding due praise - In spurning ill humour, Reproving wrong done, And treating but kindly Each heart we have won. We all might do good, Whether lowly or great, For the deed is not gauged By the purse or estate; If it be but a cup Of cold water that's given, Like "the widow's two mites,
Page 78 - In a pale twilight, or a rose-hud morn, Glance o'er my spirit — thoughts that are like light, Or love, or hope, in their effects. A SMALL clear fountain, with green willow trees Girdling it round, there is one single spot Where you may sit and rest, its only bank ; Elsewhere the willows...
Page 21 - I'll find a way, or make it!" WHAT I LIVE FOR. i LIVE for those who love me; Whose hearts are kind and true,' For the Heaven that smiles above me, And waits my spirit too.
Page 34 - THE LESSON OF THE LEAVES. BY MRS G. LINNAEUS BANKS. GLANCING in the sunlight, Dancing in the breeze, See the new-born leaflets On the summer trees : Joying in existence, Whisp'ringly they play, Toying with each other Through the golden day : And when evening's eyelids Close upon the hill, ' Casting loving glances On the answering rill : Thus they dance and flutter All the summer through, Light, and gay, and gladsome, Leaflets green and new : " Life is all before us — life is full of glee !" Is...
Page 101 - As winds and waters rise and fall, So life and death roll on ; And long as ocean heaves, Old Leaf, And bud and fade the leaves, Old Leaf, Will life and death roll on. How like am I to thee, Old Leaf! We'll drop together down ; How like art thou to me, Old Leaf! We'll drop together down. I'm grey, and thou art brown, Old Leaf! We'll drop together down, Old Leaf, We'll drop together down. Drop, drop into the grave, Old Leaf, Drop, drop into the grave ; Thy acorns grown, thy acorns sown, — Drop, drop...

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