Poems Grave and Gay

Poems Grave and Gay

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...dim in the sunset, And the fantasy faded away, I awoke to the life that is closing So soon to be dead, like the day. But I know there is ever remaining Some light of the love that has dawned, To lead through the valley of shadow Out into the Beulah beyond DEDICA TOR Y. The love of one who never spoke A word to her he loved the best, Whose hidden worship never woke A thought in her unconscious breast; The love of one who truly tried To live for her sweet sake alone, With thought and labour sanctified As if herself had seen and known; The love of one who once or twice, Just for a moment, held her gaze, And gathered there a thought of price To cheer the darkness of the days; The love of one who looks to stand, With freer friendship, face to face, And hear her voice and touch her hand In the communion of God's grace; The love of one whose grievous care Is calmed and tempered by that faith, With half a cry, and half a prayer, Twines to her memory this wreath. THE ROSE. 0 Rose! console me now For heaven doth allow None else, but only thee To witness here with me, And keep to-night love's year long flight--O Rose! a night of grief. Thy life is sweet as hers Who met the messengers Of death and led them back Along the brightening track, For she knew more of heaven's far shore, --O Rose! knew more than they. As spotless she as thou! God--loving--did endow Her soul with all things pure That here awhile endure. But deathly sleep my love doth keep--O Rose! a sleep of death. O sweet and spotless Rose Thy life draws near its close! Sweet, sweet immaculate maid, Her life is only stayed; The day grows bright beyond the night--Q Rose! grows bright with dawn, Thy beauty fades to dust With moth-fret, mould and rust. But hope and memory Preserve thy sanctity, And...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558790
  • 9781236558794