Love Letters of a Violinist and Other Poems
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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...This is the will of Man, and this his scope. XIX. 'Tis like the tranquil sea, that knows anon It can be wild, and keep away from home A thousand ships--and lash itself to foam--And beat the shore, and all that lies thereon--And catch the thunder ere the flash has gone Forth from the cloud that spans it like a dome. xx. This is the will of Man, and this is mine. But lo! I love thee more than wealth or fame, More than myself, and more than those who came With Christ's commission from the goal divine. Soul of my soul, and mine as I am thine, I cling to thee, my Life! as fire to flame. fllMscellaneous poems. ANTEROS. ""THIS is the feast-day of my soul and me, For I am half a god and half a man. These are the hours in which are heard by sea, By land and wave, and in the realms of space, The lute-like sounds which sanctify my span, And give me power to sway the human race. Ii. I am the king whom men call Lucifer, I am the genius of the nether spheres. Give me my Christian name, and I demur. Call me a Greek, and straightway I rejoice. Yea, I am Anteros, and with my tears I salt the earth that gladdens at my voice. in. I am old Anteros; a young, old god; A sage who smiles and limps upon a crutch. But I can turn my crutch into a rod, And change my rod into a crown of wood. Yea, I am he who conquers with a touch, And plays with poisons till he makes them good. IV. The sun, uprising with his golden hair, Is mine apostle; and he serves me well. Thoughts and desires of mine, beyond compare, Thrill at his touch. The moon, so lost in thought, Has pined for love; and wanderers out of hell, And saints from heaven, have known what I have taught. Great are my griefs; my joys are multiplex; And beasts and birds and men my subjects are; Yea, all created...
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