Starved Rock by Edgar Lee MastersStarved Rock by Edgar Lee Masters

Starved Rock

byEdgar Lee Masters

Paperback | February 6, 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.1919 Excerpt: ... WILD BIRDS The wild birds among the reeds Cry, exult and stretch their wings. Out of the sky they drift And sink to the water's rushes. But the wild birds beat their wings and cry To the newcomer out of the sky! Is he a stranger, this wild bird out of the sky? Or do they cry to him because of remembered places And remembered days Spent together In the north-land, or the south-land? Is this the ecstasy of renewal, Or the ecstasy of beginning? For the wild bird touches his bill Against a mate; He brushes her wing with his wing; He quivers with delight For the cool sky of blue, And the touch of her wing! The wild birds fly up from the reeds of the water, Some for the south, Some for the north. They are gone--Lost in the sky! In what water do these mates of a morning Exult on the morrow? What wild birds will cry to them as they sink Out of an unknown sky? To whose cry will she quiver Through her burnished wings to-morrow, In the north-land, In the south-land, Far away? A LADY She sleeps beneath a canopy of carnation silk, Embroidered with Venetian lace, Between linens that crush in the hand Soft as down. Waking, she looks through a window Curtained with carnation silk, Embroidered with Venetian lace, The walls are hung with velvet Embossed with a fleur de lis, And around her is the silence of richness, Where foot-falls are like exhalations From carpets of moss. Little clocks tinkle. Medallions priceless as jewels Lie by jars suspiring like coals of fire. And a maid prepares the bath, Tincturing delicious water with exquisite essences. And she is served with coffee In cups as thin as petals, Sitting amid pillows that breathe The souls of freesia! All things are hers: Fishes from all seas, Fruits from all climes. The city lies at her command, And is summoned by b...
Title:Starved RockFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217562833

ISBN - 13:9780217562836