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Minor Poems

Little Classics, Vol. 15

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Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,529 / 132 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 485
Added to site: 2010.11.15
mnybks.net#: 29579
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

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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