Daphne and Other Poems by Frederick TennysonDaphne and Other Poems by Frederick Tennyson

Daphne and Other Poems

byFrederick Tennyson

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. Excerpt: ... It was the twilight of an Autumn day, And I was wandering over wooded slopes, That darken'd more the darkening grey above: And silence seem'd the monarch of the place, Broken by sighings, when the creeping wind Bore up the wailings of the sea, and stirr'd The shivering boughs to answer them, in sounds Of mimic sorrow; and my heedless feet Sank thro' the tawny floor of fallen leaves Of oak or pine, with sound, like waters chafed, Or trampled on the sun-dried sprays, and cones Startling the woodpecker; and, from behind Half-naked stems, like columns of old fanes Roofless for ages, stilly golden bars Lay all along the great shore of the West, Like the sunk tide of some high main of fire, That flow'd, all hush'd, amid its purple isles Of scattered cloud. The whispers of the wind, That every moment shed away the leaves, Sometime the lovely, radiant crown of May, In their fresh dewy green; the close of day; The iron-grey clouds of the coming night Of storm, bred thoughts within me, better hush'd Than spoken; such as come to mortal man, When youth is gone, and the first downward steps Are taken unto death. I pass'd my hand Across my brows, now bare, where once there lay The dark deep locks of prime, no longer dark, But touch'd, like garden-flowers, with early snows, While yet fond Autumn dreams of the sweet Summer; For yet he sees far off her flying feet And rosy skirts. Deep down within my heart, Unutterable weepings, ghostly pains, Welter'd; as 'twere through all the desert soul Swept the drear winds of winter, in regrets, In mournful memories, such as man alone May feel and know. "O Heaven!" I cried at last, "Shall man too die, whom thou hast crown'd with powers, And o'er the manifold creation throned, Most vital, and most multiform of all, So that we know no...
Title:Daphne and Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217827454

ISBN - 13:9780217827454

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