Helen Redeemed and Other Poems

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Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913 - 221 pages

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Page 191 - TO THE GODS OF THE COUNTRY SUN and Moon, shine upon me ; Make glad my days and clear my nights ! O Earth, whose child I am, Grant me thy patience ! O Heaven, whose heir I may be, Keep quick my hope ! Your steadfastness I need, O Hills ; O Rain, thy kindness ! Snow, keep me pure ; O Fire, teach me thy pride ! From you, ye Winds, I ask your blitheness ! 1909. FOURTEEN SONNETS 1896 ALMA SDEGNOSA NOT that dull spleen which serves i...
Page 184 - Ten years' woe for Troy and Greece By her begun, the slim, the sweet, Ended by her in final peace Of him who loved her first of all ; Nor ever swerved from his high passion, But through misery and shame Saw her spirit like a flame Eloquent of her sacred fashion — Hers whose eyes are homes of light, To which she tends, from which she came.
Page 183 - By thy roses and snow, By thy sun-litten hair, By thy low bosom and slow Pondered kisses, O hear ! " By thy glimmering eyes, By thy burning cheek, By thy murmuring sighs, Speak, Helen, O speak ! " Ruinous Face, O Ruinous Face, Art thou come so early...
Page 181 - Starry wonder that she was, Caged like sea-bird in his arms, See her passion thrill, then pass From him who, doting on her charms, So became abominable. Watch her bosom dip and swell...
Page 182 - Upon the wall with claspt white hands See her vigil keep intent, Argive Helen, lo ! she stands Looking seaward where the fires Hem the shore innumerable ; Sign of that avenging host...

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