Red Leaves And Roses; Poems

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byMadison Julius Cawein

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...in reach, Like a Fairyland balloon, Full of bustling fairy speech. Some invasion sure it was: For we heard the captains scold; Waspish cavalry a-buzz,--Troopers uniformed in gold Sable-slashed,--to charge on us. Could I find the sedgy angle, Where the dragon-flies would turn Slender flittings into spangle On the sunlight? or would burn Where the berries made a tangle, V Sparkling green and brazen blue? Rendezvoused about the stream Turbaned gay banditti, who, Brigands of the bloom and beam, Drunken were with honey-dew.-Could I find the pond that lay Where vermilion blossoms showered Fragrance down the daisied way? And the sassafras embowered Sap and spice of early May? In the twilight might I seek The old mill! Its weather-beaten Wheel and gable by the creek; And its warping roof; worm-eaten, Dusty rafters worn and weak. Where old shadows haunt old places. Loft and hopper, stair and bin; Ghostly with the dust that laces Webs that usher phantoms in, Wistful with remembered faces. While the frogs' grave litanies Drowse in far-off antiphone, Supplicating, till the eyes Of dead friendships,--long alone In the dingy corners,--rise. Moonrays or the splintered slip Of a star.--In twinkling darkle Of the night the fire-flies dip--As if Night betrayed the sparkle Of rich jewels through a rip. And once more my boyhood crosses, With a corn-sack for the meal, Through the sprinkled ferns and mosses, To the gray mill's lichened wheel, Where the water drips and tosses. DEEP IN THE FOREST. A COIGNE. 'THE hills hang woods around, and green below Dark, breezy boughs of beeches mats the moss, Crisp with the brittle hulls of last year's nuts; The water hums one bar there; and a glow Of gold lies steady where the trailers toss Red, toppling bugles and a rock...

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...in reach, Like a Fairyland balloon, Full of bustling fairy speech. Some invasion sure it was: For we heard the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217252656

ISBN - 13:9780217252652

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