The Rainbow and the Rose

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The Floating Press, Apr 1, 2011 - Poetry - 128 pages
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Edith Nesbit was one of the most prolific and beloved children's authors of her time, but she also had a more literary bent, as evinced in The Rainbow and the Rose, one of several of the collections of poetry she penned in her lifetime. This compendium of verse tackles topics ranging from the quotidian to the profound in a traditional rhyming style that will please poetry purists.
 

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Contents

To a Child Rosamund
60
Birthday Talk for a Child Iris
62
To Rosamund
63
From the Tuscan
64
Mother Song
65
VI
66
The Island
67
Possession
68

Mummy Wheat
20
The Beech Tree
21
In Absence
23
Silence
24
Raison DEtre
25
The Onlooker
26
The Tree of Knowledge
27
At Parting
28
Song
30
Renunciation
31
III
32
The Veil of Maya
33
Song
34
To Vera Who Asked a Song
35
The Poet to His Love
36
The Maidens Prayer
37
Song
38
The Magic Flower
39
La Derniere Robe de Soi
40
The Least Possible
41
En Tout Cas
42
Appeal
43
St Valentines Day
44
Chagrin DAmour
45
Bridal Eve
46
Love and Life
47
From the Italian
48
IV
49
Out of the Fulness of the Heart the Mouth Speaketh
50
Summer Song
53
The Lower Room
54
Song
55
May Song
56
V
57
To Iris
58
Accession
69
The Destroyer
70
The Egoists
71
The Way of Love
73
To One Who Pleaded for Candour in Love
74
The Enchanted Garden
75
The Poor Mans Guest
76
In the Shallows
78
And the Rains Descended and the Floods Came
79
The Star
81
VII
83
The Prodigal Son
84
Despair
85
The Temptation
86
Second Nature
88
De Profundis
90
VIII
91
At the Gate
92
Via Amoris
99
Retro Sathanas
102
The Old Dispensation
103
The New Dispensation
104
The Three Kings
105
IX
109
After Death
110
Chloe
112
Invocation
113
The Last Betrayal
114
A Prayer for the Kings Majesty
115
True Love and New Love
119
Death
120
In Memory of Saretta Deakin
122
For Dorothy 18th August 1900 A Parting
126
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English author Edith Nesbit's impressive body of work includes poems, plays, novels, and even ghost stories, however, she is best known for her beloved children's adventure stories, published under the name E. Nesbit. Among Nesbit's best-known works are The Story of the Treasure-Seekers, The Railway Children, The Wouldbegoods and Five Children and It. Nesbit's novels departed from the children's literary tradition of fantasy-worlds popularized by Lewis Carroll and Kenneth Grahame, and instead focused on the adventures to be had from real-life experiences. Nesbit's work inspired other writers like C. S. Lewis, P. L Travers, and J. K. Rowling, and many of her stories have been adapted for film and television. In addition to writing, Nesbit was an activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist group that provided the foundation for the modern British Labour Party. Nesbit died in 1924.

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