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1901 Excerpt: ...--dandelions--And daisies, starry oxeyes,
clustered near; The earlier violets were not absent nor In later
days the modest, showy bell, Blue, slender-hanging. So the summers
passed, Rising and falling; as his homestead grew The farmer mowed
more widely, nor his flocks Demanded less his care in fold and
field To bound; and so as ever each day more He saw the need for
labor, this one wall, Now old and overgrown, he eyed with pleasure;
The stones might fall away, the flooding rains That drove the
stream up on the meadow-lands Might roll and still displace them,
and the vines, The wild grape and the bramble, force their way
Disintegrating, still no care was his; For over all the green was
gathered close And densely massed, so that no glimpse beyond'
Greeted the searching eye; and here I found The hedgerow standing
as the sun had shaped it, Richly confused and prodigal and wild,
And yet a straight, well-guided hedge and serving Its master better
than he served himself, Adding to service beauty and a soul.
SOLITUDE I KNOW a little patch of mountain ground Low-settled by
itself; and Moosilauke Stands boldly in the west but never sees Its
little group of buildings and the elm Close by the door. And
farther in the north, Bearing his sun-scarred summit proudly forth,
Stands noble Lafayette; he looks abroad Across the sunny hamlet
where the meadows Shine with a softer green, yet scarcely knows
This low gray dwelling and beside the door Its ancient elm-tree;
yet do Lafayette And Moosilauke the mountain and the deep, Aspiring
hills feel through their silent hearts The birth and progress,
Woodstock, of thy streams, Born of the mossy mountains and the
rocks And running through the hills; and they in turn Do visit and
confirm the house in joy. Gray with the touch of nature...
|Country of origin:
Philip Henry Savage
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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