Monthly Archives: July 2017

poem – the record

HE sleeps, his head upon his sword, His soldier’s cloak a shroud; His church-yard is the open field,– Three times it has been plough’d: The first time that the wheat sprung up ‘Twas black as if with blood, The meanest … Continue reading

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poem – the power of words

Tis a strange mystery, the power of words! Life is in them, and death. A word can send The crimson colour hurrying to the cheek. Hurrying with many meanings; or can turn The current cold and deadly to the heart. … Continue reading

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poem – the pilgrim

Vain folly of another age, This wandering over earth, To find the peace by some dark sin Banish’d our household hearth. On Lebanon the dark green pines Wave over sacred ground, And Carmel’s consecrated rose Springs from a hallow’d mound. … Continue reading

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poem – the poor

Few, save the poor, feel for the poor: The rich know not how hard It is to be of needful food And needful rest debarred. Their paths are paths of plenteousness, They sleep on silk and down; And never think … Continue reading

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poem – the orphan

Alone, alone! – no other face Wears kindred smile, kindred line; And yet they say my mother’s eyes. They say my father’s brow, is mine; And either had rejected to see The other’s likeness in my face, But now it … Continue reading

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poem – secrets

LIFE has dark secrets; and the hearts are few That treasure not some sorrow from the world– A sorrow silent, gloomy, and unknown, Yet colouring the future from the past. We see the eye subdued, the practised smile, The word … Continue reading

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poem – revenge

Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair, And gaze upon her smile; Seem as you drank the very air Her breath perfumed the while: And wake for her the gifted line, That wild and witching lay, And swear your heart is … Continue reading

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