Dreams of Life; Miscellaneous Poems

Dreams of Life; Miscellaneous Poems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...Nor had he far to search the cause t' explain: A small sailboat before his anxious eyes Lay upturned near the shore, and to it clung A maiden fair. When past his first surprise, Forthwith into the royal stream he sprung, For he could breast the waves with grace and ease, And soon rescued the maiden, fair and young--Minnette! She was a picture 'neath the trees--The silent monarchs of the forest wild, As gently fanned her brow the friendly breeze--As on the gallant Dukalon she smiled, Murmuring her gratitude in words so sweet, So low, his wildly throbbing pulse was thrilled Beyond control. All drenched from head to feet, The snow-white drapery clinging to her form, She stood erect, pale as a driven sheet, Straight as a willow, with eyes that could disarm--Such sympathy, such passion, they proclaimed--The prince of skeptics by their witching charm. She was not beautiful, as some are famed; But there was majesty in form and face And eyes and accents of the voice that tamed Rebellion into loyalty. A space Silent they stood, mute, -in the scrutiny Of kindred beings seeking to replace Some long-lost vision they had prayed to see In flesh, as they had seen in dreams before, In hours that never could forgotten be: For there are in the world, on some fair shore, Always "two souls with but a single thought," And if they meet not, sigh forevermore, Disconsolate! So Fate has for us wrought. These two had never met, but each one knew The other well, and more than this was naught. "I live near by. I often sail, as you, "Perhaps, have seen, my little craft. To-day, "Howe'er, the wind too fiercely for me blew; "Hence my mishap. I never can repay "The debt of gratitude to you I owe. "I thank you, Sir;" and then she went...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543335
  • 9781236543332