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Stories in Verse

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Author: Henry Abbey
Published: 1869
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,734 / 77 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 6,269
Added to site: 2007.10.17 18558
Genre: Poetry

he liquid dark;
And a fire-fly, perched upon it,
Shone out its fitful spark.

I fancied it a light-house
Mooned on a sky-like sea,
To warn the fearless sailors
Of lurking treachery--
Of unseen reefs and shallows
That starved for wrecks to be.

O Blanche, O love that spurns me,
'Tis but a cheat thou art.
I would some friendly light-house
Had warned me to depart
From the secret reefs and shallows
That hide about your heart.



My hopes and my ambition all were down,
Like grass the mower turneth from its place;
The night's thick darkness was an angry frown,
And earth a tear upon the cheek of space.

The mighty fiend of storm in wild unrest,
By lightning stabbed, dragged slowly up the plain;
Great clots of light, like blood, dripped down his breast, And from his open jaws fell foam in rain.



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