Shapes and Shadows

Cover image for

Download


Author: Madison Cawein
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,795 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 457
Added to site: 2010.07.09
mnybks.net#: 28407
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

ng near.

And the first who came was the Captain Moon
Bearing a shield in GOD'S House hewn.

Then an Army of glamour, a glittering Host,
Beleaguered the night from coast to coast.

And the world was filled with spheric fire
From the palpitant chords of many a lyre,

As out of the East the MOONMEN came
Smiting their harps of silver and flame.

More beauty and grace did their forms express
Than the QUEEN OF LOVE'S white nakedness.

More chastity too their faces held
Than the snowy breasts of DIANA swelled.

Translucent-limbed, I saw the beat
In their hearts of pearl of the golden heat.

And the hair they tossed was a crystal light,
And the eyes beneath it were burning white.

Their hands that lifted, their feet that fell,
Made the darkness blossom to asphodel.

And the heavens, the hills, and the streams they trod
Shone pale with th' communicated God.

A placid frenzy, a waking trance,
A soft oracular r

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Shapes and Shadows by Madison Cawein - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Shapes and Shadows by Madison Cawein - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for Shapes and Shadows by Madison Cawein - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Shapes and Shadows by Madison Cawein - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Shapes and Shadows by Madison Cawein - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Shapes and Shadows by Madison Cawein - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
by Thomas Nathaniel Orchard
Hamlet
by William Shakespeare
Jerusalem Delivered
by Torquato Tasso
Cross Roads
by Margaret E. Sangster
The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
Divine Comedy: Inferno
by Dante Alighieri
The Hundred Best English Poems
by Various Authors

See more popular titles from this genre.