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Sword Blades and Poppy Seed (Paperback) Loot Price: R193 Discovery Miles 1 930
Sword Blades and Poppy Seed (Paperback): Amy Lowell
Sword Blades and Poppy Seed (Paperback): Amy Lowell

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Sword Blades and Poppy Seed (Paperback)

Amy Lowell

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Excerpt: ...One day, crazed, she sent For Max. "Come quickly," said her note, "I skip The worst distress until we meet. The world is blank." 39 Through the long sunshine of late afternoon Max went to her. In the pleached alley, lost In bitter reverie, he found her soon. And sitting down beside her, at the cost Of all his secret, "Dear," said he, "what thing So suddenly has happened?" Then, in tears, She told that Grootver, on the following morn, Would come to marry her, and shuddering: "I will die rather, death has lesser fears." Max felt the shackles drop from the oath which he had sworn. 40 "My Dearest One, the hid joy of my heart I love you, oh you must indeed have known. In strictest honour I have played my part; But all this misery has overthrown My scruples. If you love me, marry me Before the sun has dipped behind those trees. You cannot be wed twice, and Grootver, foiled, Can eat his anger. My care it shall be To pay your father's debt, by such degrees As I can compass, and for years I've greatly toiled. 41 This is not haste, Christine, for long I've known My love, and silence forced upon my lips. I worship you with all the strength I've shown In keeping faith." With pleading finger tips He touched her arm. "Christine Beloved Think. Let us not tempt the future. Dearest, speak, I love you. Do my words fall too swift now? They've been in leash so long upon the brink." She sat quite still, her body loose and weak. Then into him she melted, all her soul at flow. 42 And they were married ere the westering sun Had disappeared behind the garden trees. The evening poured on them its benison, And flower-scents, that only night-time frees, Rose up around them from the beamy ground, Silvered and shadowed by a tranquil moon. Within the arbour, long they lay embraced, In such enraptured sweetness as they found Close-partnered each to each, and thinking soon To be enwoven, long ere night to morning faced. 43 At last Max spoke, "Dear Heart, this night is ours, To...

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Imprint: CreateSpace
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2014
First published: April 2014
Authors: Amy Lowell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-1-4992-1329-4
Barcode: 9781499213294
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > Classical, early & medieval
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-4992-1329-8

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