Sea Drift; Or, Tribute to the Ocean [Poems]

Sea Drift; Or, Tribute to the Ocean [Poems]

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...lace. Tall, straight and fine, Each wed in birth and death to one slight reed, They calmly live their sacred vestal lives In high serenity and wise content.--Exclusive dames, wrapped deep in quietness, Whatever tumults rage or changes hap. The grotto's gala day, alight so near, And hungry monsters roaming everywhere, These slim sea ladies take their naps at ease--Each leaning on her own half-bended rusta VARIETIES. In sea, on land, all things that live, Fit well their place; For Nature knows just what to give Each new queer race. She paints her flowers and sunsets bright, Her tree trunks gray; She lets her wolves and lions fight, And young lambs play. Her butterflies have velvet wings, Fish, spiney fins; But compensation works with springs; It's life that wins! This charming world would look as dull As tarnished lead, Had all her nurseries, over full, One type of head; As inelastic Life, as dry Old putty is, If fated all to live and die Alike in phiz; Insipid as the lees of wine, Tasteless and flat, If every purple-clustered vine Must feed one vat. A wholesome large variety, No one defrauds; Better than weak satiety, Sharp pricks and gauds; Sooner than endless woolly sheep, Two kinds of fleece; Nature would hold her gifts too cheap Were all swans--geese. And she would set her gauge too high, If all were men; From grass, to trees that lift the sky, Be ten times ten! To seek, to find, to feel content As children play; To seek again, first earnings spent, Need not dismay; For when the seeking higher rises, Claims better food, New sustenance each need surprises, For each his good. There is no limit set for gain; This one thing done;--Hunger and thirst as earth for rain! Then all is won. A learned teacher from our sunny world, A venturous savant, who...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609492
  • 9781236609496