Lake Superior and Other Poems; The Complete Poems of Will J. Massingham

Lake Superior and Other Poems; The Complete Poems of Will J. Massingham

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...clap their hands O'er every land and sea. Commands. Rewards, all things are won By current-bearing wire. Steed unseen, but never tire Do such myriad limbs. Here street cars climb so high the air, I wonder timid mortals dare To mount so fast and linger there. But thankful here who rides, you see, Should every favored tourist be To find at last street cars and town That lift you up, not grind you down. In splendid beauty hilltops are dressed; Happy, favored homes abound And platted farms adorn each crest Where peaceful, toiling souls are found. The sweetly scented soil transmits its sweetness to the summer air, In turn the unseen ether glad resounds While plumaged birds their praise declare. The wilderness gives down the fragrant lore Of ancient days, and now above rich copper's store Contented dwells the husbander in vigorous ease. And deepening mines and glowing earth unite to please, While sunny skies and unmatched spread of lake Make all things and life their glowing breath partake, And laboring thought and hand reward to give, And tales are told of all the past where children live By happy hearth now won from conquered wilderness By sanctioned labor's eagerness. Thy hillsides' greenness, thy toiling ones, above, beneath the ground, We bid adieu to roam again Superior's round. Adieu, adieu, dear towns, to you, These sister towns are good and rare, I will not find their like elsewhere. But of beauteous towns of humble fame Much space 'twould need to simply name--Two Harbors, Munising and all, With Grand Marais and others small, And Ontanogan far away. Past many a distant, lonely bay. In splendid beauty, usefulness, All claim a share and find redress, For nature shorn to some extent By man's ambition, stern, well-meant. Here nature, though...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597605
  • 9781236597601