Nature Songs

Nature Songs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... of her sunlike glorious birth. Intensities of awe and noblest mirth Bear us on to the distant fire creations Of nebulosities of extended girth. Incarnate in the very condensations We slowly live up to the present worth, Through the times, process and differentiations That builds the universe up to its glorious stations. Thus bound along the mighty evolutions From heterogeneous elements most raw, We see the growth of nature's institutions, Matter, biologies, intelligence and awe. The reach and sweep of everlasting law Inspire and light imagination's eyes To see worlds born, and then sink in the maw Of what might seem annihilation. They rise Through geologic dynasties, though they draw Some of the past entail; but promise ever cries A still diviner course along the azure skies. Still onward we are bound by flight benign Though earthquake shocks of conflict round us ring, As the higher powers with victory divine Sloughs off the old that doth around it cling. The earth decays; a burnt out cinder the king Of noon dissolves to nought, and another mass With potentialities more rich doth spring Into its place. The constellations pass Like panoramic scenes and others fling A brighter splendor and another glory glass Of something more sublime as these the earth surpass. Changes to higher transformation is the line By which the universe doth upward wing. There must be ideals more splendid and divine Than those whose lift unto this height did bring. Ends of vast, vaster majesty must king The long ascension, for on each higher plane Eonic and celestial song doth fling Eclipsing visions on the heart and brain. What can exhaust the starry globes! This thing Of briefest earth? Shall not the ideals reign Nor the evolutions bring our dreams in all their...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913973
  • 9781236913975