Into The Light; And Other Verse by Edward Robeson TaylorInto The Light; And Other Verse by Edward Robeson Taylor

Into The Light; And Other Verse

byEdward Robeson Taylor

Paperback | January 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE NEW YEAR 1906 Time opens once again his mystic doors, And we, as ever, at the portal stand, By every breeze of expectation fanned, While Hope, lark-like, sings joyous as it soars. Yet havoc's demon madly ramps and roars, Mid blood and ruin, through the Russian land, Till heartened Liberty, for centuries banned, In every ear her tale of pity pours. And War seems puddling in his crimson mire, To find occasion for his base desire, Where jealous nations may new horrors rear; But Hope, undaunted, wings still high and higher, Until beyond the clouds its note rings clear, With Faith's, above the whine of Doubt and Fear. MEMORY'S BELLS The Past's memorial troop insistent ring Within my heart their deeply-sounding bells, Whose mournful tone in every throbbing tells Of joys that evermore have taken wing. Yet 'tis not sadness which alone they bring; For as I list, once more my bosom swells With boyhood's bounding sport in woods and dells, Where rapture's voices unrestrained sing. Ah, where are they who filled the long-drawn hours Of every season's wonderments with me As though life had but happiness for sign? .... The bells have ceased; the sky of evening lowers; The fruitful Summer can no longer be, And barren Winter now alone is mine. DREAM MUSIC O spirit mine, arouse thee from a sleep Which only sloth or weakness can prolong, And on the dazzling mountain-peaks of song Let Beauty's legions in thy heart's blood leap; Then list thou to the harmonies that sweep The infinite paths of infinite life along, Content to shrine but one of that vast throng In music all the years will love to keep. . . . This luring ecstasy, how vain! how vain! But though my reason's every tongue upbraid, I yet am bound a prisoner to its will; For yesternight mine ear caught such a stra...
Title:Into The Light; And Other VerseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217492207

ISBN - 13:9780217492201