Pompeii, Evelyn and Other Poems

Paperback | May 22, 2012

byWatie W. Swanzy

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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. 1890 Excerpt: ...did thee Select to be our earthly parent. Ought Not this to command honor and respect? When hast thou failed to assist thy thankless Offspring when called upon for aid? From what Do we build our spacious palaces, save From thy primeval forest oaks, and deep Quarries of granite and marble? and where Do we obtain the artificial light And heat necessary to us but from Thy beds of anthracite? Do not as well Thy medicinal herbs heal all our wounds, And cure our diseases? The husbandman Thou dost reward with fields of ripened grain, And the seeker for minerals with mines Of precious ore; the sculptor, with mountains Of marble blanched to most perfect whiteness; The artist, with colors from which on the gray Canvas he pictures thee as thou art, crowned In all thy varied loveliness. God hath Bestowed even more on us than on thee,--TERRA MATER. A mind, a soul, that perisheth not. Yet, knowing this, we fail to do his will. Thou performeth thy part, consistent Earth, Soulless and pulseless, e'en better than we; And I desire to be thy pupil, thy Imitator, seeking thee at all times, Watching thy silent but constant effort While rearing the majestic forest oak, Or the delicate festooning of vines And moss which adorn thy battlement rocks, Wishing to cover o'er the unseemly With bright foliage, sweet buds and blossoms, Of the better thoughts, words, and deeds of life. Notwithstanding our close relationship, Many look with dread on the day, the hour, When God shall bid us to return again To thee, e'en calling thee cheerless and cold, And the pressure of thy embrace heavy. Methinks it cannot be, but rather 'twill Be pleasant to fulfil his will divine, And, with our weary heads pillowed at length On thy cool mossy breast, peacefully rest Until" the trumpet of God shall ...

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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. 1890 Excerpt: ...did thee Select to be our earthly parent. Ought Not this to command honor and respect? When hast thou failed to assist thy thank...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 22, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217786936

ISBN - 13:9780217786935

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