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1909 Excerpt: ...beautiful, the free, The crown of all humanity,
--In silence and alone To seek the elected one. It lifts the
boughs, whose shadows deep, Are Life's oblivion, the soul's sleep,
And kisses the closed eyes Of him, who slumbering lies. O weary
hearts O slumbering eyes O drooping souls, whose destinies Are
fraught with fear and pain, Ye shall be loved again No one is so
accursed by fate, No one so utterly desolate, But some heart,
though unknown, Responds unto his own. Responds, --as if with
unseen wings, An angel touched its quivering strings; And whispers,
in its song, "Where hast thou stayed so long " THE TWO LOCKS OF
HAIR FROM THE GERMAN OF PFIZER AYOUTH, light-hearted and content, I
wander through the world; Here, Arab-like, is pitched my tent And
straight again is furled. Yet oft I dream, that once a wife Close
in my heart was locked, And in the sweet repose of life A blessed
child I rocked. I wake Away that dream, --away Too long did it
remain So long, that both by night and day It ever comes again. The
end lies ever in my thought; To a grave so cold and deep The mother
beautiful was brought; Then dropt the child asleep. But now the
dream is wholly o'er, I bathe mine eyes and see; And wander through
the world once more, A youth so light and free. Two locks, --and
they are wondrous fair, --Left me that vision mild; The brown is
from the mother's hair, The blond is from the child. And when I see
that lock of gold, Pale grows the evening-red; And when the dark
lock I behold, I wish that I were dead. IT IS NOT ALWAYS MAY1 No
hay pajaros en los nidos de antano.2 Spanish Proverb. THE sun is
bright, --the air is clear, The darting swallows soar and sing, And
from the stately elms I hear The blue-bird prophesying Spring. So
blue yon winding river flows, ...
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