The Death Of Icarus; And Other Poems Together With A New Translation In Terza Rima From The Purgatory Of Dante by Arthur Knowles Sabin

The Death Of Icarus; And Other Poems Together With A New Translation In Terza Rima From The…

byArthur Knowles Sabin

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Sonnet. I SEEK to cull the humble flowers that glow In pensive loveliness about my feet, To plant them in this page, where Summer heat, Autumnal storm-blast, and the Winter snow, On their unfading hues may come and go. Till their soft eyes our children's eyes shall greet, Half-smiling with the message they repeat; Or let them fade, if God will have it so. What matters? Yet with joy I'll tend them well, That neither cankering worm nor loathsome blight Waste their exceeding loveliness away; And ever shall they bring my soul delight; And, haply, one, beholding them, shall say-- "Whence came so sweet and rare a miracle?" Lines to a Friend. Friend, we are wanderers from afar; And dim has been the devious road That from the primal high abode Led hither, to this little star. Our souls not clearly catch the hymn Learned in those nigh-forgotten lands; Fierce earthly toil hath marred our hands; Our eyes with earth are very dim: But there is fulness in desires, And passion in earth's beauty still; And sky and sea and forest thrill With rapture of celestial lyres. What though our hearts are worn and grey? Anon some lovelier chord shall sweep Tumultuous, trembling, from the Deep Whose poles the exultant angels sway: And we shall taste the dews of spring, And learn the things of youth again; Our hearts shall open unto pain, As flowers in their blossoming Spread to the bitter winds that blast Their young delight and all their hues: And we shall deeplier feel, and use Our knowledge perfectly--at last. Friend, are my words so strangely lost In clouds of splendour and despair, That, if a gleam is anywhere Of wonder, 'tis a gleam at most? Thou knowest: and our souls are strong: We can not falter in a night Of million planets burning bright, Where many a rich voice chaunts...

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Title:The Death Of Icarus; And Other Poems Together With A New Translation In Terza Rima From The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217382282

ISBN - 13:9780217382281

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