Solon Doggett's Poems; Unseen Footsteps

Solon Doggett's Poems; Unseen Footsteps

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...He stands back of my shoulders now! As when he talked with me below! Shakes hands, as once before he died. No touch of gloom can shade his doors, Where God's eternal sunlights play, Nor blind the tracks of night nor day, Nor waste the fullness of the hours. All still, marvellous motions made, Along the far harmonious deep, Are changes constant made to change, By one who made fair eyes to weep. What are the little sounds we make, Across the infinite of thought?--Let constant Faith, not knowledge break, Our heavy breathing sleep of doubt! I have love of these beautiful choirs That glide at the shade of the day; Sweet is their advent when I falter Over life's--relentless--long way. The long way that is circled with shadows Round a watcher that comes in the night, For among them beat softly the footsteps Of my dear one now living in light. And like the glimmering, shrouded vapors, That climb again Monadnock's solemn height, Behold--once more the angel presence! I wander--alone--with him to-night. Why not?--though we laid him down to slumber, So cold, who climbed the mountain dim, with me, On Monadnock, saw the stars together, And both gained the same old victory. STEPS OF SUCCESS. rET your fond hopes ungained? Oh your full joy is not in gaining! Neither should God be blamed. Take life, the freshness of its coming, This wild ghost by the mane! The voices in the holy conscience Will give thee strength again. Nobler the man who lives in patience Though all his work may fail!--Keeping happy when not succeeding Shows God in faces pale! Pale with the midnight watches dreary, Pale with long, deep despair, Pale with the labor of the weary, With the wild stress of care. Then on, on!--go, while yet 'tis morning While the full heart is young, To look back more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633091
  • 9781236633095