Western Windows and Other Poems

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn James Piatt

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...faces glad. She wore upon her hand the ring, Whose frail and human bond is gone--A coffin keeps the jealous thing Radiant in shut oblivion: THE BURIED RING. For she, (beloved, who loved Bo well,) In the last tremors of her breath, Whisper'd of bands impossible--"She would not give her ring to Death." But he, who holds a newer face Close to his breast with eager glow, Has he forgotton her embrace, The first shy maiden's, long ago? Lo, in a ghostly dream of night, A vision, over him she stands, Her mortal face in heavenlier light, With speechless blame but blessing hands! And, smiling mortal sorrow's pain Into immortal peace more deep, She gives him back her ring again--The new bride kisses him from sleep! Ill AT CHRISTMAS EVE. I Saw the tide of Christmas Within the darkness rise: It flow'd in the hearts of the children, And leap'd in their loving eyes. The windows breathed the splendor Of the joyous day at hand; In the rainy streets of the city Shone visions of Fairy-Land. There were ships and cars and houses, Built marvelously well; Fruits from the Tropics of Fancy, And flowers of Miracle! There were picture-books of enchantment" Gems from the wonder-mines; The ark with the world's old family, And myriad new designs. AT CHHISTMAS EYE. There were birds and beasts unnumber'd, Unnamed by me, I am sure; And, wearing many costumes, The world in miniature. "Many a Tree of Christmas Is loaded with joy to-night; Many a bough shall blossom, Enchanted, at morning light!" I said, and thought of the children, In many a dancing home, For the Angel of Christmas waiting And longing for him to come. "They press their joyous faces Against the darken'd pane, And the lighted world behind them They see without in the rain!" I said, and thought of the...

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...faces glad. She wore upon her hand the ring, Whose frail and human bond is gone--A coffin keeps the jealous thi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217954618

ISBN - 13:9780217954617

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