Legends

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byAmy Lowell

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...And the lily opened her green-and-blue. veined blossom, and discovered the pure whiteness of her heart. "Across the desert to the Red Hills," she told him, and he believed her, and, on the ninth morning after, he saw the hills, and they were heliotrope and salmon, and as the sun lifted, they were red, and when the sun was in the top of the sky, they were blood scarlet. Then Many Swans lay and slept, for he did not wish to reach the hills at nightfall lest the people should take him for an enemy and kill him. In the morning, Many Swans got up and made haste forward to the hills, and soon he was among cornfields, and the rows of the cornfields were newly plowed and from them there came a sound of singing. Then Many Swans felt the fear come upon him because of the thing he loathed and yet carried, and he thought: "If it should kill these people!" The music of the song was so beautiful that he shed tears, but his fears overcame his longing, for already he loved these people who sang in cornfields at dawn. Many Swans hid in a tuft of mesquite-bushes and listened, and the words the people were singing were these, but the tune was like a sun wind in the tree-of-green-sticks: The white corn I am planting, The white seed of the white corn. The roots I am planting, The leaves I am planting, The ear of many seeds I am planting, All in one white seed. Be kind! Be kind! The blue corn I am planting. The blue ear of the good blue corn. I am planting tall rows of corn. The bluebirds will fly among my rows, The blackbirds will fly up and down my rows, The humming-birds will be there between my rows, Between the rows of blue corn I am planting. Beans I am planting. The pod of the bean is in the seed. I tie my beans with white lightning to bring the thunder, The...

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...And the lily opened her green-and-blue. veined blossom, and discovered the pure whiteness of her heart. "Across the des...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217230105

ISBN - 13:9780217230100

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