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(without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... SEPTEMBER OCOME at last, to whom the springtide's hope Looked
for through blossoms, what hast thou for me? Green grows the grass
upon the dewy slope Beneath thy gold-hung, grey-leaved apple-tree
Moveless, e'en as the autumn fain would be That shades its sad eyes
from the rising sun And weeps at eve because the day is done. What
vision wilt thou give me, autumn morn, To make thy pensive
sweetness more complete? What tale, ne'er to be told, of folk
unborn? What images of grey-clad damsels sweet Shall cross thy
sward with dainty noiseless feet? What nameless shamefast longings
made alive, Soft-eyed September, will thy sad heart give? Look
long, O longing eyes, and look in vain Strain idly, aching heart,
and yet be wise, And hope no more for things to come again That
thou beheldest once with careless eyes Like a new-wakened man thou
art, who tries To dream again the dream that made him glad When in
his arms his loving love he had. MID young September's fruit-trees
next they met, With calm hearts, willing such things to forget As
men had best forget; and certainly E'en such a day it was when this
might be If e'er it might be; fair, without a cloud, Yet windless,
so that a grey haze did shroud The bright blue; neither burning
overmuch, Nor chill, the blood of those old folk to touch With
fretful, restless memory of despair. Withal no promise of the
fruitful year Seemed unfulfilled in that fair autumn-tide; The
level ground along the river-side Was merry through the day with
sounds of those Who gathered apples; o'er the stream arose The
northward-looking slopes where the swine ranged Over the fields
that hook and scythe had changed Since the last month; but twixt
the tree-boles grey Above them did they see the terraced way, And
over that the vine-stocks, row on row, Whose...
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