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Spirits in Bondage

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Author: C.S. Lewis
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 9 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.9
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 12,985
mnybks.net#: 4380
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, Audiobook

with Clive Hamilton.

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To left and right along the horizon dim.

There comes a buzzing plane: and now, it seems
Flies straight into the moon. Lo! where he steers
Across the pallid globe and surely nears
In that white land some harbour of dear dreams!

False mocking fancy! Once I too could dream,
Who now can only see with vulgar eye
That he's no nearer to the moon than I
And she's a stone that catches the sun's beam.

What call have I to dream of anything?
I am a wolf. Back to the world again,
And speech of fellow-brutes that once were men
Our throats can bark for slaughter: cannot sing.

III. The Satyr

When the flowery hands of spring
Forth their woodland riches fling,
Through the meadows, through the valleys
Goes the satyr carolling.

From the mountain and the moor,
Forest green and ocean shore
All the faerie kin he rallies
Making music evermore.

See! the shaggy pelt doth grow
On his twisted shanks below,
And his dreadful feet

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2005.08.23
Horace Howell
*****

beautiful reading


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