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Threnodies (Paperback): John Myers O'Hara
Threnodies (Paperback): John Myers O'Hara

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Threnodies (Paperback)

John Myers O'Hara

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: ELEGY AS the tired day Stoops at the western gate Her sandals to undo, And in the amber blue Of vesper skies The one fair star is late, My eyes Take tears from my sad heart; And thoughts as gray Gather a deeper night Than now descends on me, Wherein I cannot see In any niche A lamp's unfailing light, From which Old loves, consoled, depart; But vain to say, Beloved, the void is dumb, And all the stars a snare To widen its despair, For love must sigh A prayer when death shall come, And I Would be whate'er thou art! AUTUMNAL GRIEF LEAVES on the ground, Dead as hope in my heart; Only a withered sound The wild gusts start. Bare branches, too, Lift like my soul a lyre, Where winds of song rush through With wasted fire. And the harsh sky, Callous to my despair, From one who may not die Repels the prayer. TWILIGHT AT WOODLAWN THE vesper through the silent vista steals Beside a cross a marble angel kneels; And in the loveliest city of the dead, A carpet of autumnal leaves is spread; But not as velvet for a royal room I tread its ashen echo to a tomb. The gray forgetting of the lonely years Forbids my arid eyes the olden tears; And age, that leaves me dreaming where I stand, Has dried my sorrow like the desert sand. DOMIDUCA ODOMIDUCA, dearest deity! Joy of the home-returning, all my heart Ascends in prayer, mingled with tears, to thee ! O Goddess of the hearth, who ne'er would part, But bring the absent dear one evermore Home to the watcher waiting at the door. O Domiduca, tenderer than all, When life is ended, take me by the hand And guide me where the darker shadows fall! Ah, show the immortal threshold where they stand Eager to greet me, even as of old, With ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Authors: John Myers O'Hara
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-90250-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-90250-2
Barcode: 9780217902502

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