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1864. Excerpt: ... MISCELLANEOUS POEMS. POET, TEY Oh, to be a poet
Writing at his will, Could one only know it And be poet still
'Twould be very pleasant, Very, I declare, Just to bring my
spirit-Easel anywhere, And to fill it brightly, Just when I should
choose, Of the visions sprightly I so often lose: Day's last clouds
that glisten In an evening sky, While the hills all listen To its
dying sigh: --Bluish waters calling All the forest through, To the
red leaves falling And the falling dew--Airy, gorgeous castles,
Rainbow-arched, where 1 could send my spirit Just to get the air
And to try its pinions, Upward as it flies, For a higher
mansion--Mansion in the skies. Now, were I a poet, All the world
would be Brighter--yes--I know it--Better unto me--And the mourning
raiment Which we wear through time Would be far less gloomy,
Fringed with a rhyme. So my sad soul lingers Daring to aspire But
to warm its fingers At a poet's fire. THEY COME AT LAST. They come
at last Like the low gushing of the summers stream, Those visions
of the past That haunt me in my lonely hours--a fairy's dream.
Their blissfulness has come With sound as sweet as angel's melody,
Or the faint breathing hum Of evening leaves in the wild-wood tree.
My spirit's natal hour Caught all a hue from such a scene as
this--And memory's power Would rest its wing forever on this mount
of bliss. And in thy charmed ear Comes voices soft as those of
balmy spring Hopes rich and dear As those to which a maiden's
wishes cling. Hope's heritage is mine And pure ones mingle in the
ceaseless song, As, bending o'er the shrine, They swell the echoes
of the bright-winged throng. And 'round me is the spell That
shadows forth the fate of coming years, As sibyls tell Fate's,
sealed book--alike its smiles and tears. And I have b...
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|Country of origin:
Mrs W. J. Arnold
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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