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Path Flower and Other Verses

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Author: Olive Tilford Dargan (Fielding Burke)
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,144 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 337
Added to site: 2008.11.21 22678
Genre: Poetry

So dear is that before.


Red was the Might that sired thee,
White was the Hope that bore thee,
Heaven and Earth desired thee,
And Hell from thy lovers tore thee;
But barren to the ravisher,
Thou bearest Love thy child,
Immortal daughter, Peace; for her
Waits Man, the Undefiled.


A riot-maker! Can the fruit
Of frenzy be a gracious thing?
His soul has hands; above the bruit
They lift a song-bird quivering.

World-wrecker! Shall he trampling go
Till Beauty's drenched and lonely eyes
Mourn a deserted earth? But no!
Men go not down till men arise.

The game is Life's. She plays to win;
And whirls to dust her overlings;
Her abluent winds shall spare no sin,
Though hidden in the breast of kings;

And Earth is smiling as she takes
To her old lap their fallen bones,
For down the throbbing ways there wakes
The laughter of her greater



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