Poems of Henry Kendall

Poems of Henry Kendall

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...in thunder set 1 Housed beneath the gracious kirtle Of the shadowy water myrtle, Winds may hiss with heat, and hurtle--He is safe by Mooni yet! Days there were when he who sings (Dumb so long through passion's losses) Stood where Mooni's water crosses Shining tracts of green-haired mosses, Like a soul with radiant wings; Then the psalm the wind rehearses--Then the song the stream disperses Lent a beauty to his verses--Who to-night of Mooni sings. Ah, the theme--the sad, gray theme! Certain days are not above me, Certain hearts have ceased to love me, Certain fancies fail to move me Like the affluent morning dream. Head whereon the white is stealing, Heart whose hurts are past all healing, Where is now the first pure feeling 1 Ah, the theme--the sad, gray theme! Sin and shame have left their trace! He who mocks the mighty, gracious Love of Christ, with eyes audacious, Hunting after fires fallacious, Wears the issue in his face. Soul that flouted gift and giver, Like the broken Persian river, Thou hast lost thy strength for ever! Sin and shame have left their trace. In the years that used to be, When the large, supreme occasion Brought the life of inspiration Like a god's transfiguration, Was the shining change in me. Then, where Mooni's glory glances, Clear diviner countenances Beamed on me like blessed chances, In the years that used to be. Ah, the beauty of old ways! Then the man who so resembled Lords of light unstained, unhumbled, Touched the skirts of Christ, nor trembled At the grand benignant gaze! Now he shrinks before the splendid Face of Deity offended, All the loveliness is ended! All the beauty of old ways! Still to be by Mooni cool--Where the water-blossoms glister, And, by gleaming vale and vista, Sits the English April's sister...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555422
  • 9781236555427
  • 2,299,031