Minor Poems

Little Classics, Vol. 15

Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,529 / 132 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 463
Added to site: 2010.11.15
mnybks.net#: 29579
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
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ow mate is blind and captain lame,
And half the crew are sick or dead.
But blind or lame or sick or sound,
We follow that which flies before:
We know the merry world is round,
And we may sail forevermore.

_Alfred Tennyson._


KUBLA KHAN.

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran,
Through caverns measureless to man,
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round;
And there were gardens, bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.

But oh! that deep romantic chasm, which slanted
Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoi

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