Fires of Driftwood

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,724 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 451
Added to site: 2006.07.09
mnybks.net#: 14058
Genre: Poetry
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Of stars for night's adorning,
I know the wind's wild will, and why
The lone thrush hurries down the sky!

I am the monarch of the Road!
My court I hold with singing,
Each bird a gay ambassador,
Each flower a censer, swinging;
And every little roadside thing
A wonder to confound a king.

I am the monarch of the Road!
I ask no leave for living;
I take no less, I seek no more
Than nature's fullest giving--
And ever, westward with the day,
I travel to the far away!

The Dead Bride

WITHIN my circled arm she lay and faintly smiled the long night through, And oh, but she was fair to view, fair to view!

Upon the whiteness of her robe the dew distilled, and on her veil And on her cheek of carved pearl that gleamed so pale.

(How still the air is in the night, how near and kind the heavens are, One might a naked hand outstretch and grasp a star!)

I kissed her heavy, folded hair. I kissed her heavy lids full oft; Beneath the s

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