Selected Poems

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Macmillan, 1916 - 168 pages

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Page 175 - ... essays dealing with Emile Verhaeren, Albert Samain, Remy de Gourmont, Henri de Regnier, Francis Jammes, and Paul Fort, by one of the foremost living American poets. It is the first book in English containing a careful and minute study of the famous writers of one of the greatest epochs of French poetry. The translations make up an important part of the book, and together with the French originals constitute a representative anthology of the poetry of the period.
Page 171 - Leather, $1.50 The title piece in this volume is a dramatic poem of sixty pages, the action of which takes place in the time of Christ. The characters introduced include Pontius Pilate, Joseph of Ramah and Herod. The play, for it is really such, is written in rhyme and is one of Mr. Masefield's most interesting and important contributions to literature. In addition to this there are in the book many sonnets and short poems. Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson The Man Against the Sky By EDWIN ARLINGTON...
Page 20 - THE DANCE BY THE ROADSIDE They danced by the roadside on Saturday night, And the laughter resounded to left and to right , With shouts of "Hip, hip!
Page 12 - Falls now, now rises the cowbells' vibration Till all is hushed b the voiley beneath, Still are the woods, half-asleep in their station. Lastly the wandering Calls go meandering From near to far over moorland and heath. Night comes apace with the sun's fading glimmer, See on the lake how the vapor trails ! Shades grow more solid, and longer and dimmer, Quickly the dark o'er the forest prevails. Spruces and pine-trees are slumbering in shadow, Duller the rush of the cataract's play. Faintly the voices...
Page 11 - JTT.ARK to the cowbells, hark how the singing Strays down the meadow at evening fall! Cows low their answer and quicken the swinging Stride of their pace at the milkmaid's call. O'er heath and moorland the shrill notes flow: "Co', Lily— co', Lily— co', Lily, co'!
Page 165 - I PURCHASED my love for money, Else ne'er had I known its might; No less did I sing to the gay harp-string Right sweetly of love's delight. A dream, though it soon be vanished, Is sweet when it answers our will...
Page 22 - Over all lay the twinkling, Star-lovely night; In the wood-bordered bay a shimmery light Fell soft on the waves as they broke. A breeze, clover-laden, was borne from the meadow, And a whiff from the firs and the pines that o'ershadow The hills with their resinous cloak. A fox lent his voice to the din of the crew, And out of the brambles an owl cried " Oohoo ! " But they heard not, they heeded not, they.
Page 21 - There was Cottage Bess — whose attractions are many, She is pretty and slim, though she hasn'ta penny, She's brimful of mischief and fun. There was Christie — the wild, independent young lassie! And Biddy of Finnthorpe, and Tilly, and Cassie, And rollicking Meg o' the Run. There was Pete o
Page 21 - They danced as with bodies of tow set afire, All jumping like grasshoppers higher and higher, And heel it rang sharp upon stone. The coat-tails they fluttered, the aprons they flew, And braids were a-flapping and skirts flung askew, While the music would whimper and drone. Then in birch, or in alder, or hazel thicket There was whispering light as the chirp of a cricket From the depths of the darkness near. Over stock, over stone, there was flight and pursuing...
Page 52 - vital English:" It is gone, it is burned. I will lie by the side Of the lake here and hark to his tale Of the woman who lived as the calm years glide. The old wife of Alsterdale.

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