Verses along the way by Mary Elizabeth BlakeVerses along the way by Mary Elizabeth Blake

Verses along the way

byMary Elizabeth Blake

Paperback | February 7, 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.1890 Excerpt: ... DECORATION DAY. Where is the Winter's scath? Where is the pain and wrath That scarred the earth with ruin and with blight, That wove its icy pall round day and night? Gone! as the swiftly moving grace of Summer Casts its fair shadow, luminous and sweet, While Nature, blithe to greet the jocund comer, Bursts into bloom before her welcome feet. Where be our loved and lost? Where are the tempest-tossed Souls of the brave, that passion's fiery breath Scorched on the battlefields of war and death? Gone! And above their place a lasting glory Of shining deeds, a high, heroic part 68 DECORATION DAY. Written in light across their country's story, Written in love upon their country's heart. Shall the glad days return? Shall the gray valleys burn With the fresh fires of resurrection, blown Downward with living breath from God's high throne, And our dead heroes, in cold silence sleeping, Wake to no pulse of life, no heavenly powers That, with the spirit's strength all bounds o'erleaping, Shall reach from their more glorious world to ours? Nay! when we come to-day Laden with blooms of May, Crowning with music's breath and voice of song The graves that to their quiet rest belong, Is it not theirs, this mood of inspiration That lifts in prayer and praise each reverent head, While, proudly sad, the Genius of the Nation Kneels by the honored ashes of her dead? DECORATION DAY. 69 Seasons shall ebb and flow, Kingdoms shall come and go, Through the long cycles of the years to come, Ere the deep echoes of their fame be dumb. Still in the fertile soil of true hearts growing Their seed shall bourgeon for the day of need; And the strong impulse from their lives upflowing Still force its way to golden thought and deed. From their mute lips arise Strains that do scale the skies: The...
Title:Verses along the wayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217142494

ISBN - 13:9780217142496