The poetical works of Edward Rowland Sill

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byEdward Rowland Sill

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SERENITY Brook, Be still, -- be still! Midnight's arch is broken In thy ceaseless ripples. Dark and cold below them Runs the troubled water,-- Only on its bosom, Shimmering and trembling, Doth the glinted star-shine Sparkle and cease. Life, Be still, -- be still! Boundless truth is shattered On thy hurrying current. Rest, with face uplifted, Calm, serenely quiet; Drink the deathless beauty -- Thrills of love and wonder Sinking, shining, star-like; Till the mirrored heaven Hollow down within thee Holy deeps unfathomed, Where far thoughts go floating, And low voices wander Whispering peace. THE HERMITAGE, AND OTHER POEMS THE HERMITAGE California, Bay Of San Francisco, 1866 I A Life, -- a common, cleanly, quiet life, Full of good citizenship and repute, New, but with promise of prosperity,-- A well-bred, fair, young-gentlemanly life, -- What business had a girl to bring her eyes, And her blonde hair, and her clear, ringing voice, And break up life, as a bell breaks a dream? Had Love Christ's wrath, and did this life sell doves In the world's temple, that Love scourged it forth Beyond the gates? Within, the worshipers,-- Without, the waste, and the hill-country, where The life, with smarting shoulders and stung heart, Unknowing that the hand which scourged could heal, Drave forth, blind, cursing, in despair to die, Or work its own salvation out in fear. THE HERMITAGE Old World -- old, foolish, wicked World -- fa well! Since the Time-angel left my soul with thee, Thou hast been a hard stepmother unto me. Now I at last rebel Against thy stony eyes and cruel hands. I will go seek in far-off lands Some quiet corner, where my years shall be Still as the shadow of a brooding bird That stirs but with her heart-beats. Far, unheard May wrangle on the noisy human host, While ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SERENITY Brook, Be still, -- be still! Midnight's arch is broken In thy ceaseless ripples. Dark and cold below them Runs the troubled...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217562639

ISBN - 13:9780217562638

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