Weeds and Wild Flowers

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byMowry Bell

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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.1908 Excerpt: ... THE LOON I lie on the bank of the lake In the balmy breeze of June, And listen, half awake, To the waves' monotonous tune; When I hear with delight, in his headlong flight, The eerie call of the loon. He glides to the lake's cool breast Down the feathery planes of air, And sports with a joyous zest That mocks at my haunting care. In his wanton glee he laughs at me, As he dives for his finny fare. "Ho ho! for the man from the town, To his cultured needs a slave! Who trembles when dark skies frown, And toils from his birth to his grave; Who never can know," he laughs, "ho ho hoi The joys of the winds and the wave!" The clouds float lazily on: The ripples are lapping the shore. A dragon fly comes, and is gone: There's the distant sound of an oar. And farther away from across the bay Comes the laugh of the loon as before. You have left, cheery friend, as we part, (He is now but a speck in the blue,) A yearning that fills my heart For a life more simple and true: I would flee from the strain of the strife for gain, And at luxury laugh with you! THE YUCCAS (Antelope Valley, California) The wind is in the yuccas, like the roll Of mimic waves upon a hill-girt mere, Or sea of tossing boughs: the night, star-clear, Shows yet unmoved each rugged branch and bole. As from a world unseen that murmur stole: Weird in the gloom these uncouth forms appear. Is night but the day's absence? Surely here There is a presence: night has gained a soul! Is it the spell that this fantastic tree Has put upon the plain? Star speaks to star: Northward to where the dusk-hid mountains are The gossip-laden wind is coursing free. It is a goblin world, and faint and far Sound the spent echoes of reality! STRAWBERRY HILL This morning at daybreak I woke np and said: "I'll be off to the orchard ...

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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.1908 Excerpt: ... THE LOON I lie on the bank of the lake In the balmy breeze of June, And listen, half awake, To the waves' monotonous tune; When ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217144152

ISBN - 13:9780217144155

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