Sunshine and Shadow, Poems

Sunshine and Shadow, 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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...that surging foam. Oh, hast thou not thy dwelling Wherever love is found? Is not thy song the sweetest Where love doth most abound? Tis heard in gentle voices, In footfall soft and low, In that melody of presence We feel before we know. In the broken simple prattlings Of a guileless little child, And in unconscious fragrance Of flowerets sweet and wild; In hill and vale and streamlet We find thee with us still, --Find thee in rainbow colours And in each murmuring rill. s Alas, how dull our hearing, How dim and weak our sight, How faint our power to welcome Fruition of delight! We gather but in fragments Small portions of the whole, Which shall be ours for ever When we have reached the goal. Music, thou art a stranger, A sojourner on earth; Thy home is 'midst the glory Where first thou hadst thy birth. Within the golden city Is heard thy ceaseless song; And it is but the echo Which here our notes prolong. Perchance the harps we read of--The golden harps--may seem But the faint lovely outlines Of infancy's first dream; They may be types of music Too wonderful, too sweet For aught except the ransomed Without thee to repeat. We cannot see the landscape While yet the mists arise, But in unclouded sunshine It bursts upon our eyes: The music that is earthly Is like those mists, --but soon 'Twill change to notes celestial, Amidst eternal noon. THE SHEPHERUS TALE. the glad vintage-time, and Canaan's hills Echoed with joyous shout and merry song; For the bright daughters of earth's loveliest land Came trooping from the heights, bearing a load, A rich and fragrant load of luscious grapes., The day had waned, --'twas almost eventide; And resting 'neath the fig-tree's grateful shade, There sat an agfed man; his silvery hair, Like the snow-crown of ancient...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672275
  • 9781236672278