Poetical Works. 3D-63d Ed Volume 4

Poetical Works. 3D-63d Ed Volume 4

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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: ...bed for love and sleep; since always there Tender ones waited, waving high aloft Fans of pied feathers, that the fragrant air "Might kiss his brow and cheeks. And lovely gardens Opened beyond the chamber, where there grew All the fair fruits our southern summer hardens, Stately great trees, and blooms of every hue. "And there would lie Ayani, with her lover, For she was noblest, and our law was this; That--till those twelve good moons were past and over--The sweetest lips, the proudest breasts were his, "The best the Land could give. Mine was the jewel Her throat bore when its dusky beauty spread--In those swift hours of joy, tender and cruel, --A pillow for his happy, fated head. "There would Ayani lie, making delight For him whose heart must smoke upon the stone: Girding with buds of river-roses white That breast the flint must open, flesh and bone! "And she would sing our ancient temple-song--Sad and bewitching--saying Life is this: A dream whose vague delight lasts never long; A swift night swallowing up brief day of bliss: "Or, with low kissing-cry would call away The humming birds, that quivered at the blooms, To nestle in her neck and hands, and lay The honey-quest aside, trilling their plumes "To please the pair. This glory of my gem, Which trembles with the colours of the Morn, Hath no such radiance as the tints of them--Winged jewels of their Garden. One was borne "On pinions of pale green, melting to black By bronze and russet passages, its head Alight with blazing ruby, and its back Afire with flashing sapphire. Some word said "Would bring that tiny splendour, glittering, Forth from the trumpet-blossom's perfumed cup, To brood amid Ayani's hair, each wing Brilliantly spread, and the crest...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550439
  • 9781236550439