The fields of dawn and later sonnets

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byLloyd Mifflin

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... XIX Oh, the wide River and her water-ways Whose currents draw us through their rocky gates, Winding between a thousand grassy aits To glorious greeneries in unlooked-for bays! The clustered islands swim in amber haze; And the rich sun, reluctant, slow awaits His destined setting, while he still creates Upon the golden tide one dazzling blaze. Silence around, save where the waters blue, Among the sedgy inlets in a dream, Gurgle unceasingly their liquid note; Then, leaning listless in our long canoe, With paddle trailing idly in the stream, We, mirrored on the rippling surface, float. XX We heard the River singing: "From the lake Of Canandaigua, making many a twist To catch the Unadilla, in the mist Of morn I flow. Chenango then I take, And through the Pennsylvania border break To clasp the Juniata's amethyst Past Tuscarora; rambling as I list Beyond Towanda, where a turn I make To lure the Wyalusing; then convey The slow Swatara, Conowingo's creek, 'Salunga, Octorara, and Pequea: I drain a thousand streams, yet still I seek To lose myself within the Chesapeake In reedy inlets of the Indian bay." XXI The long day over, 'mid the islets fair, Homeward we headed then our slender boat Across the crimson waters, slow to float By many a lilied inlet lying there. The distant rapids murmured through the air, And as our oars the placid river smote, The scarlet circles, widening remote, Carried away the very wraith of care. The sunset darkened; from the hill the moon Arose full-faced; and breezes rustling through The reedy harps waked all their silent strings; Then o'er the surface, smooth as some lagoon, We drifted in the gloaming dim and blue, As Evening spread abroad her shadowy wings. XXII That shifting island of the Egean seas, Home of Apollo...

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... XIX Oh, the wide River and her water-ways Whose currents draw us through their rocky gates, Winding between a ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217293859

ISBN - 13:9780217293853

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