Wild Myrtle

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J.M. Dent & Company, 1897 - 96 pages
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Page i - ... HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY Bought from the Fund for CURRENT MODERN POETRY given by MORRIS GRAY...
Page 69 - O'er trackless tropics, and o'er silent snows, She dumbly broods, that Sphinx of all the lands; And if she answers, no man understands, And no cry breaks the blank of her repose. But a new form rose once upon my pain, With grave, sad lips, but in the eyes a smile Of deepest meaning dawning sweet and slow, Lighting to service; and no more in vain I ask of Life, " What art thou ? " as erewhile. For since Love holds my hand, I seem to know. HE GIVETH SNOW. PAIN ushered in the sullen day. " Oh, cold,...
Page 69 - Caesar's self, lifting imperial hands; And the lone dweller where the lotus blows. O'er trackless tropics, and o'er silent snows, She dumbly broods, that Sphinx of all the lands; And if she answers, no man understands, And no cry breaks the blank of her repose. But a new form rose once upon my pain, With grave, sad lips, but in the eyes a smile Of deepest meaning dawning sweet and slow, Lighting to service ; and no more in vain I ask of Life, " What art thou ? " as erewhile, For since Love holds...
Page 1 - There will be always one or two who hold Earth's coin of less account than fairy gold; Their treasure, not the spoil of crowds and kings. But the dim beauty at the heart of things.

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