Poems

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Poems: Introduction by Patti Smith

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  • ISBN-13: 9781286075432
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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SINGING AND SIGHING. When my heart was singing All the world sang too, Merry laughed the greenwood, And the skies were blue; In and out, round about, through the tasseled corn, Golden bees, on the breeze, flew to chase the morn, And adown the hill-side, Through the rocky glen, Every rippling streamlet Danced and laughed again, When my heart was singing. When my heart was sighing All the world was gray, Cloud and moaning breezes Hid the light away; Gaunt and bare, through the air, rose the barren hill, Loud and clear, rising near, piped the locust shrill, SINGING AND SIGHING. 23 And the gloom without us Seemed to find a rest In the gathering shadows Hidden in my breast, When my heart was sighing. Between song and sighing Not a day had flown, Not a change had fallen Save on me alone; Shade or light, dark or bright, from my spirit still Came the bloom, came the gloom, painting good or ill ; So through all the seasons, Every day departs, Painted with the changes Of our changing hearts, Sighing thus, or singing. EPIPHANY. When under Judah's midnight skies The Virgin mother clasped her child, Arid on the Magi's wondering eyes Above the hills the day-star smiled, They rose with glad and swift accord, With hearts to praise and gifts to grace, And came to seek their unknown Lord, To meet their Saviour face to face. We too have seen the day-star rise, When, with some message swift to bless, God's hand hath gemmed our darkened skies, And pierced their shroud of loneliness ; When from its calm the soul has risen To unknown heights of hope and fear, And hears the trumpet call of heaven, " Arise, and search! for God is near." Grant, Lord, that when the message rings Acr...
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