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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... AN AUTUMN EVENING Dark
hills against a hollow crocus sky Scarfed with its crimson pennons,
and below The dome of sunset long, hushed valleys lie Cradling the
twilight, where the lone winds blow And wake among the harps of
leafless trees Fantastic runes and mournful melodies. The chilly
purple air is threaded through With silver from the rising moon
afar, And from a gulf of clear, unfathomed blue In the southwest
glimmers a great gold star Above the darkening druid glens of fir
Where beckoning boughs and elfin voices stir. And so I wander
through the shadows still, And look and listen with a rapt delight,
Pausing again and yet again at will To drink the elusive beauty of
the night, Until my soul is filled, as some deep cup, That with
divine enchantment is brimmed up. NOVEMBER EVENING Come, for the
dusk is our own; let us fare forth together, With a quiet delight
in bur hearts for the ripe, still, autumn weather, Through the
rustling valley and wood and over the crisping meadow, Under a
high-sprung sky, winnowed of mist and shadow. Sharp is the frosty
air, and through the far hill-gaps showing Lucent sunset lakes of
crocus and green are glowing; Tis the hour to walk at will in a
wayward, unfettered roaming, Caring for naught save the charm,
elusive and swift, of the gloaming. Watchful and stirless the
fields as if not unkindly holding Harvested joys in their clasp,
and to their broad bosoms folding Baby hopes of a Spring, trusted
to motherly keeping, Thus to be cherished and happed through the
long months of their sleeping. Silent the woods are and gray; but
the firs than ever are greener, Nipped by the frost till the tang
of their loosened balsam is keener; And one little wind in their
boughs, eerily swaying and swinging, Very soft and...
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