The Far Country

The Far Country

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...than sound, Their name unspelt, Suns cannot brighten them Nor white heat melt. We chip an eye-hole through, (Swedenborg, Roentgen, Hertz, ) Into that walled land, Glimpsed as by candle-spurts. Our naked ignorance It hurts, it hurts! Or, in the clammy dark We dig, as dwarfs for coal. Yet one Mind fashioned it And Us, a luminous whole, As lastly, thou shalt see, Thou, O my soul. THE CHILD THAT ONCE YOU WERE O HOPELESS face of middle-age, 0 disappointed eyes, And lips of cold finality, What sad soul stalks behind that cage, Those stern bars of mortality? 1 saw the child that once you were Flit to your look one day, A tender boyhood just beginning, --And my quick throat rose sharp with tears To think of all the sodden years Since then, and all the sinning. The trusting child that once you were, Not wholly drugged to sleep! And all these dreadful spades of earth To bury you more deep. THE DIARY What matters it on such or such a date What did betide? We have the present glory; what is worth Aught else beside? "Nay," said the other, " when we read this page Some future day, The old forgotten joy will be renewed: Ah, who can say?" But we so altered by the lapse of time, It will seem vain; This brook song and those tender words we spoke, An idle strain. "Nay," said the other, "if this golden hour We do enshrine, Long afterward 'twill walk like morning with us, Our youth divine." HEIMWEH My soul cries out with longing For that dear house my home; It crowns the end of every way Down which I roam. It hath a portal open Unto the happy sun, And casements star-embroidered When day is done. And best of all and fairest, Serenely set apart, I see Her waiting for me, The woman of my heart. Her hands are made for loving, Her...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599810
  • 9781236599810