Songs of Lucilla by LucillaSongs of Lucilla by Lucilla

Songs of Lucilla


Paperback | February 1, 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. 1901. Excerpt: ... The Cuckoo As, in cool-tempered airs of April-time, The Cuckoo's song sends through each sense a thrill Of swift anticipation of the prime That, ere it ceases, Summer shall fulfil; But when, like snow dissolving on the ground, The wind-flowers waste in warmth of later sweets, Men sigh to think how, soon, grown hoarse, its sound Shall be the burden of the brazen heats; So, though when first falls on the poet's ear Returning fancy's long-desired voice His spirit leaps the longed-for thing to hear, Anon he fainteth while he doth rejoice, Knowing, through many a feverish day and night, The fervour that must quench its first delight! Loss and Compensation When first, some Autumn's eve, one sets ablaze The pile laid ready on the burnished dogs, 'Tis good to watch how the swift flame siege lays, And slow surrender of the stubborn logs; But while a soothing sense the wood-fire brings, With its fantastic fumes, and weird discourse,--Like spirits mingling with familiar things--Yet, with the comfort, comes a keen remorse For the fall'n giant of the leafy grove, Where open daylight desecrates the glooms,--So, Sweet, because this fire of wedded love Our single loves, like fuel sear, consumes,--Even while we glory in its light, we mourn The shadowy longings that it's made forlorn! Heat Without Shadow Phoebus when full he flameth on the world, For fear his beams might scorch or wither it, Biddeth the forest leaves be all unfurled, And closer on the ground the shadows knit;--But the fierce sun of unassuaged love The spirit that consumes with frenzied fire, No shade affords of pyramid, or palm-grove, In all the arid desert of desire, Nor bates the pride of his imperious heats For any branching tree, or buttressed wall, But, on the soul's bare plain, unpitying beats, And b...
Title:Songs of LucillaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217876730

ISBN - 13:9780217876735