The Wild White Man, and Other Poems

The Wild White Man, and Other 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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Through miles of tangled scrub and bush; Till wounded, bruised and bleeding, he Wins the deep hollow of a tree Within that grave and ghostly wood Stricken of sombre solitude. And when the storm had passed away, The spirit dark that grieves, The glory of the parting day Shone down on shimmering leaves; And Loman felt the magic power, The glory of the gracious hour, When golden skies conspired to dress Nature in new-born loveliness, When every hill's high turret showed What splendour to the westward glowed--Each seemed a watch-tower in the skies The stormy march to signalise With changing glories, as the day In flaming beauty died away. Yes, Nature wildly revelled free And held him to her breast, and he In that great hour of gladness gave Love for sweet love in dreams that crave The full fruition of desire; While she with all her gorgeous choir Sang of the mighty marvel wrought--For so her song was to his thought--And voiceful in the evening air Uttered her sweet, melodious prayer. And as he listened in that hour Of Freedom blown to perfect flower, The crystal springs of feeling rise, And once again sweet tears he wept, Such tears as when the Peri crept Back to her long-lost Paradise. part II. THE RETURN. O Freedom! name for ever blest Since first thy starry march began, Since down the ways of wild unrest The ages crowded ran. When high o'er all thy symbols flashed Men heard thy mighty voice and woke, Beneath red skies where dawnings dashed With fires of freedom broke. Red fires that fringed the fount of day In darkness hid, O God, how long! And smote through shadows thick and grey The mists of ancient wrong. Till Hope took heart and hailed thee far The mightiest since earth began, Great Pilgrim of the years that are, O spirit guide of man! O more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658466X
  • 9781236584663