Nacoochee; Or, the Beautiful Star, with Other Poems

Nacoochee; Or, the Beautiful Star, with Other Poems

List price: US$14.13

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...of the hills That look eternal; of the flowing streams That lucid flow forever; of the stars, Amid whose fields of azure my raised spirit Hath trod in glory: all were dumb;--We shall meet Again, Clemanthe!--Ion. Bring home the child--the child of love--And let her cure my beating heart of pain! Oh! let my hand reach forth the desert dove, And bring her safely to my ark again! For now my heart is breaking in my breast-Bring home the turtle to her native nest! Bring home the child--the voice appeals To thee, whose memory never more shall be Bright with the sunshine that forever seals The undimmed fountains of my soul for thee! The reed that cannot stay the torrent's course, Must die beneath the glory of its force! Bring home the child--the tuneful bird--The April dove that cannot coo in vain--Oh! bring her safely where she never heard The soft sweet lyre she may not hear again! Bring back the turtle to the heart that lies A living remnant of our broken ties! Bring home the child--here let her rest As sunshine to the chaos of my heart! For now it rolls within my darkened breast, As earth before the veil was rent apart That made the universe, around us seen, Rush into life two brighter worlds between. Bring home the child--there is around The heart that calls upon thy startled ear, An untold music, whose eternal sound Comes forth like wailings from that sepulchre, Wherein is laid all that the heart loves most, Of whose deep moan this music is the ghost! Bring home the child--there is no voice To mortal ears like that unheeded tone, Whose music makes the very heart rejoice, And in the echo leaves it more alone! A sound that gushes from my heart to be A stream within thy soul's eternity! Bring home the child--the absent dove--The wandering Pleiade to...
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550137
  • 9781236550132