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The Singing Man

A Book of Songs and Shadows

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Language: English
Wordcount: 9,775 / 37 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 500
Added to site: 2005.02.26
mnybks.net#: 9789
Genres: Poetry, Music
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ry blasphemes the sacred young!
Mute outcry, most, of those
Small suffering hands defrauded of their rose;
Faces the daylight shuns;
Ruinous faces of the little ones,--
Pale witness, unaware.
Starved lips, and withering blood--
O broken in the bud!--
Blank eyes, and blighted hair._

(_O golden, golden tree!
Bear yet awhile with me._)

So is it, haply, when
Dull eyes look up, and then
Dull eyes look down again.
Waste no vain holiday on such as these;
For them there is no joy in blossomed trees.

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For them there is no joy in blossomed trees.
And with what eye-shut ease
We leave them, at the last, for company,
The Tree,
Whose two stark boughs no springtime yet unfurled,
Ever, since time began;
Nor bloom so strange to see!--
Behold, the Man,
With His two arms outstretched to fold the world.

_O, do you remember?--How it came to be?
Far, golden windows gazing from the shore;
Golden ebb o

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