Cradled Moons; A Book of Poems

Cradled Moons; A Book of Poems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...lesson Which, when heeded, makes men free; Free from fear, and free from worry, For the peace Death typifies Is that peace which passeth knowledge Of God's home beyond the skies. THE SEEDLING THOUGHT. Only a fractional percent To brook the powers of night, Only a few from Heaven are sent To lead the way to light, Only a speck in a mighty realm, A sprout of an infant's tooth, But God! what a power to overwhelm The enemies of Truth. Only a fractional percent, A seed on the winds of Time, But its shell-like form clasps a continent Which shall spring from the muck and slime, Only a joke to the pampered few, A laugh to their coward serfs, Let the minions crow with their soul-pledged crew Who are civilization's scurfs. Only a fractional percent, ' Let the powers that rule, beware, Lest through this streak, Life's firmament Bursts forth in one bright glare, Lest the shackles fall from a slavish race, Lest the fears of Fear depart, Lest the rust eats through Wrong's metal, base, And gold shines from man's heart. Only a fractional percent, The strength of a new-born's hand Is ever a source of wonderment, None ever can understand! And, like the babe, the gauge of its might Is found in its grip, it clings With firmness to Truth, and holds to the right, And courage to weakness brings. Only a fractional percent, Yes, --but the leaven that moves The sluggish to rise, and the Cause foment, And ever its spirit proves, Sneer if you will, ye who cling to the past, Teach if you must age-cursed rot, Wallow in doubts which like fog-banks are massed, But--Watch out for the Seedling Thought! THE MEASURE OF LIFE. The measure of life, is Service, The gauge of our God's final test, The proof of the Master within us, The justified life at its best; The note of...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765141
  • 9781236765147