Current Opinion Volume 52

Current Opinion Volume 52

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...time? In towns that were a kingdom's trust, In dim Atlantic forests' fold, The marble wasteth to a crust, The granite crumbles into mould; O'er these--left nameless from of old--As over Shinar's brick and slime, One vast forgetfulness is roll'd--Where are the cities of old time? The lapse of ages, and the rust, The fire, the frost, the waters cold, Efface the evil and the just; From Thebes, that Eriphyle sold, To drown'd Caer-Is, whose sweet bells toll'd Beneath the wave a dreamy chime That echo'd from the mountain-hold, --"Where are the cities of old time?" ENVOY. Prince, all thy towns and cities must Decay as these, till all their crime, And mirth, and wealth, and toil are thrust Where are the cities of old time. Delicate and subtle is the work of Zoe Akins, a young St. Louis girl, whose "Interpretations: a Book of First Verse," have just been published by Grant Richards in England. William Marion Reedy finds in her poems that blend of passion and wail which distinguished the fragments of Sappho. The strongest things in the book, "The Sisterhood" and "Mary Magdalen," are too long for quotation. We confine ourselves to one of the briefer and most felicitous lyrics. "THIS IS MY HOUR." By Zoe Akins. I. The ferries ply like shuttles in a loom, And many barques come in across the bay To lights and bells that signal through the gloom Of twilight grey; And like the blown soft flutter of the snow The wide-winged sea-birds droop from closing skies, And hover near the water, circling low, As the day dies. The city like a shadowed castle stands, Its turrets indistinctly touching night; Like earth-born stars far fetched from faerie lands, Its lamps are bright. This is my hour, --when wonder springs...
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  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852605
  • 9781236852601