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CONTENTS I. SUMMONS SUMMONS PRAYER TO ARMS ON THE BIRTH OF A CHILD HOW MUCH OF GODHOOD THE GREAT CAROUSAL THANKS GOD'S YOUTH IN THE BERKSHIRE HILLS VOICES REVELATION AFFIRMATION DOWNHILL ON A BICYCLE MIDNIGHT—BY THE OPEN WINDOW THE WINE OF NIGHT II. INTERLUDES INVOCATION "FEUERZAUBER" SUNDAY NIGHT AT KENNEBUNKPORT IN A STRANGE CITY FOLK-SONG IN THE STREETS ENVY A BIRTHDAY LEAVING THE HARBOR THE SHELL TO THE PEARL THE YOUNG MYSTIC HEALED THE STIRRUP-CUP SPRING ON BROADWAY IN A CAB SUMMER NIGHT—BROADWAY HAUNTED ...
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CONTENTS I. SUMMONS SUMMONS PRAYER TO ARMS ON THE BIRTH OF A CHILD HOW MUCH OF GODHOOD THE GREAT CAROUSAL THANKS GOD'S YOUTH IN THE BERKSHIRE HILLS VOICES REVELATION AFFIRMATION DOWNHILL ON A BICYCLE MIDNIGHT—BY THE OPEN WINDOW THE WINE OF NIGHT II. INTERLUDES INVOCATION "FEUERZAUBER" SUNDAY NIGHT AT KENNEBUNKPORT IN A STRANGE CITY FOLK-SONG IN THE STREETS ENVY A BIRTHDAY LEAVING THE HARBOR THE SHELL TO THE PEARL THE YOUNG MYSTIC HEALED THE STIRRUP-CUP SPRING ON BROADWAY IN A CAB SUMMER NIGHT—BROADWAY HAUNTED ISADORA DUNCAN DANCING SONGS AND THE POET THE HERETIC I. BLASPHEMY II. IRONY III. MOCKERY IV. HUMILITY FIFTH AVENUE—SPRING AFTERNOON TRIBUTE III. SONGS OF PROTEST CHALLENGE CALIBAN IN THE COAL-MINES ANY CITY LANDSCAPES TWO FUNERALS SUNDAY STRIKERS IN THE SUBWAY BATTLE-CRIES A VOICE FROM THE SWEAT-SHOPS SOLDIERS PEACE THE DYING DECADENT FUNERAL HYMN PROTESTS
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  • ISBN-13: 9781313178389
  • Publisher: HardPress Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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"Louis Untermeyer ... was an American author, poet, anthologist, and editor. He was appointed the fourteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1961" -- Wikipedia
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AFFIRMATION AS long as vigorous discontent Goads us from torpid ease, or worse, I thank the power that sent Struggle, the savior of the universe. As long as things are torn and hurled In this implacable unrest, I shall embrace the world With joyful fierceness and undying zest. I shall grow strong with every hurt; The scorn, the anger will achieve Only a glad, alert Desire to question boldly and believe. My eager faith shall keep me set Against despair or careless hate, Knowing this smoke and sweat Is forging something violent and great! DOWN-HILL ON A BICYCLE THE rolling earth stops As I climb to the summit. Then like a plummet It suddenly drops. . . Down, down I go Past rippling acres; Hillsides like breakers Over me flow. Wildly alive I hail the green shimmer, Fresh as a swimmer After the dive. Like banners unfurled The skies dip and flourish The keen breezes nourish, While the bright world DOWN-HILL ON A BICYCLE Is a ribbon unrolled With a border of grasses; And tansies are masses And splotches of gold. Still I whirl on Startled, a sparrow Darts from the yarrow, Flash and is gone. .. Faster the gleams Die as they dazzle And roadsides of basil Turn to pink streams. Sharp as a knife Is each perfume and color. To feel nothing duller God, that were Life! MIDNIGHT-BY THE OPEN WINDOW HOW rapt the sleeping stillness of the night Incomparably close and vast. . .One might Hear the tense silence in the little street Reaching to heaven, where it swells and breaks Into moon-music and star-song that makes My senses bend and sway, as waving wheat Trembles before the wind's majestic feet; Trembles with happy fear and numb delight. How sharp the silence. . .like ...
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