Poems; And Poems Of California And The West by Benjamin Franklin FieldPoems; And Poems Of California And The West by Benjamin Franklin Field

Poems; And Poems Of California And The West

byBenjamin Franklin Field

Paperback | July 8, 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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...fair ones, Fool and knave in him shall blend, He it is that, full of folly, runs For rainbow's golden end. O, the pity of the struggling Through the years, all blindly here! Grasping at the straws he's passing, Drawing nigh to death with fear, Lifting loads through lengthy years, Carrying cares with furrowed face, Beaten back while blinding tears Force him under in the race. Death again comes all too quickly,--How. he clings to cruel life! Lying there so wan and sickly, Robbed his days of pleasures rife. Death and birth play on forever Back and forth with souls of men, Straining each upon life's lever, Bringing rest then strife again. O, the pathos of the ages Ushered in with blood or rhyme! Swinging on while battle rages, Smiling on through endless time. Born again for sad undoing, Learning lessons o'er and o'er, From a different angle viewing, Scaling heights oft scaled before. Now he hears the songs of angels, Sees the soul in other eyes,--O, the pathos of his longing As his spirit fain would rise! Soaring up to realms of heaven, Leaving dross and lust behind, Cutting loose from earthly leaven, Purified by spirit mind. Life's ambition leaves him never, Stands he now a man set free Knowing things that bind and sever In the troubled, human sea. O, the pity of the knowing! O, the bitter dregs of time! When a soul with spirit glowing Sells itself to sordid crime, Leagues itself with develish doings, Startles men with hidden power, Sullies self with lustful wooings, Sucks the sweetness of the hour. O, the pathos of the falling! O, the depths that souls can go! O, the thoughts forever galling And the hell of bitter woe! Ages pass, pathetic ages, Till that soul attains once more To the vantage ground of victory, To the peaceful, spirit shore. Ages...
Title:Poems; And Poems Of California And The WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217250769

ISBN - 13:9780217250764