Poems of Home and Country

Poems of Home and Country

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...coming, thou art coming, --Thou art coming with the spring. The old oak leaves are falling, love; The leas are turning green; The red bud corals soon will grace The brow of the ravine! I welcome in the longer days--Ah! thou hast heard me sing! But I knew thou wert coming, love, --Wert coming with the spring, --Thou wert coming, thou wert coming, --Thou wert coming with the spring! OVER THE SEA DWELLS MY DARLING. /VER the sea dwells my darling, In a cot by the wave-girted shore, But Love arches over the distance, And she dwells in my heart evermore. The cloudlets with roses o'erflushing, The blue of the sweet summer sky, But recall the dear grace of her blushing, And the blue in the heaven of her eye. Ever my thoughts, Alice darling, Are the image and echo of thine, Each record of Love in thy bosom, Hath an answering record in mine. Over the sea dwells my darling, In a cot by the wave-girted shore, O Memory! open thy treasures, And present me the vision once more. O, is it the wave that embosses The beaches with sparkles and stems? Or is it a sea-nymph that tosses To my darling her garlands of gems? Is it the sunshine that dances With radiant feet in the coves! Or the rapturous light that upglances From the eyes of a myriad Loves. White as the wings-of the sea gull, Are the garments that cling to the girl, But fairer the feet that are shaming, With their beauty, the mother of pearl. The dove-pinioned wavelets she heeds not, That nestle and nutter behind, And she hears not the cry of the sea gull, And she hears not the sigh of the wind. Ye waves at her feet that are plashing, And ye breezes around the lea, O, whisper my name to my darling, To my darling far over the sea. And from the chaos of unuttered sound Evokes a song replete with harmonies, No...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643062
  • 9781236643063