A Century of Roundels

Language: English
Wordcount: 8,518 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 525
mnybks.net#: 6768
Genres: Drama, Poetry
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Excerpt

DEDICATION
TO CHRISTINA G. ROSSETTI

Songs light as these may sound, though deep and strong
The heart spake through them, scarce should hope to please
Ears tuned to strains of loftier thoughts than throng

Songs light as these.

Yet grace may set their sometime doubt at ease,
Nor need their too rash reverence fear to wrong
The shrine it serves at and the hope it sees.

For childlike loves and laughters thence prolong
Notes that bid enter, fearless as the breeze,
Even to the shrine of holiest-hearted song,

Songs light as these.

IN HARBOUR

I.

Goodnight and goodbye to the life whose signs

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