Poems: Lyric and Dramatic

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEthel Louise Cox

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...upon her throne, Persephone Eyed with dim looks the brooding darkness near; And heard the river eddies rippling led To misty banks of amaranth and pale Lilies of faint Elysium; and her heart Passioned for meads of Enna, flower-sweet! Young buds, and dewy flowers, and the dome Of the blue skies, the faint star of the morn, Clear drops of dew, the song of soaring birds In the white dawn, and odor-breathing winds: Dreaming, she listened for voices of nymphs, In pleasant vales, and river lawns. Beside Her, leaned dark Pluto, and his trembling words, Whispered her close and sweet, were all un-heard; Persephone in Hades. 99 With promise of fair flowers as she lost 'Neath kinder skies--rose leaf and daffodil! Of all the splendors of the halcyon earth--So she would lift her fainting head! and 'neath His kiss, the last flower clinging to her locks--Sole coronal of lorn Persephone! Fell, with a shower of loose, odorous leaves! J00 Dreams. DREAMS. One lonely bird that sings the rose, A heaven of stars, a bee-like throng1, A breeze that o'er the lilies blows And wakes them with its swaying long-Is it dawn? or a vision of the night? I cannot see for orchard blossoms bright Fluttering before mine eyes! Heart, is it dawn? II. Let me dream. Is it true I may search the world, nor find--Wake, hopeful, with blue skies of dawn, grope, blind, At night--her that stood here but yesterday? Let me dream! Dreams. J0) Let me dream! I may find, say you? turf with daisies white--Nay, but she glides in to me with the night; And with the birth of dawn she steals away--Let me dream 1 III. Green branch that thrusts its buds against the blue Roof o'er us; moss banks violet wove, anew, By spring; thy vesture all of flowers; day Astir in the dim tracks and greenwood way:...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...upon her throne, Persephone Eyed with dim looks the brooding darkness near; And heard the river eddies rippling...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217740766

ISBN - 13:9780217740760

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