My Old Letters (Classic Reprint)

My Old Letters (Classic Reprint)

by Horatius Bonar
     
 

Excerpt from My Old Letters

Not written down in haste, but in the quiet
Of thoughtful seasons, still to memory dear,
When the whole soul was calm, and the world's riot,
Even in its echo, came not to my ear;
What I have thought, and felt, and seen, and heard is here.

Sometimes the cloud, but oft the happier noonlight
Floated above me, as I mused

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Excerpt from My Old Letters

Not written down in haste, but in the quiet
Of thoughtful seasons, still to memory dear,
When the whole soul was calm, and the world's riot,
Even in its echo, came not to my ear;
What I have thought, and felt, and seen, and heard is here.

Sometimes the cloud, but oft the happier noonlight
Floated above me, as I mused and sung:
At times the stars, at times the mellow moonlight
Gave ripeness to the fruit of pen and tongue,
While o'er my ravelled dreams the years and ages hung.

In days of public strife, when, sharp and stinging,
The angry words went daily to and fro,
Friend against friend the polished missiles flinging,
Each seeking who could launch the keenest blow,
I went to thee, my harp, and bade thy numbers flow.

In hours of heaviness thy solace seeking,
I took thee up and woke the trembling tone
Of the deep melody within thee, speaking
Like the heart-broken thrush, that sits alone,
Mourning its spoiled nest and all its nestlings gone.

Into these pages peace-thoughts weave their brightness;
The peace that has been, is, and is to be,
Is here; peace-blossoms in their tranquil whiteness
I've shaken, as I passed from tree to tree,
Relics of many a strange and broken history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330524732
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/30/2015
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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