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A Midsummer Holiday and Other Poems

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Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,453 / 66 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 97.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 453
Added to site: 2006.05.20
mnybks.net#: 13679
Genre: Poetry
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under to flee
When day is the vassal of night, and the strength

of the hosts of her mightier than he;
But here is the presence adored of me, here

my desire is at rest and at home.
There are cliffs to be climbed upon land, there are ways

to be trodden and ridden, but we
Strike out from the shore as the heart in us bids

and beseeches, athirst for the foam.

THE SUNBOWS.

Spray of song that springs in April,

light of love that laughs through May,
Live and die and live for ever:

nought of all thing far less fair
Keeps a surer life than these

that seem to pass like fire away.
In the souls they live which are

but all the brighter that they were;
In the hearts that kindle, thinking

what delight of old was there.
Wind that shapes and lifts and shifts them

bids perpetual memory play
Over dreams and in and out

of deeds and thoughts which seem to wear
Light that leaps and

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