Poems of Wild Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...in the red-hot sky--A speck no larger than a lady's hand--While she at my side bent tenderly over, Shielding my face from the sun as a cover, And wetting my face, as she watched by my side, From a skin she had borne till the high noon-tide, (I had emptied mine in the heat of the morning) When the thunder ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...in the red-hot sky--A speck no larger than a lady's hand--While she at my side bent tenderly over, Shielding my face from the sun as a cover, And wetting my face, as she watched by my side, From a skin she had borne till the high noon-tide, (I had emptied mine in the heat of the morning) When the thunder muttered far over the plain Like a monster bound or a beast in pain, She sprang the instant and gave the warning, With her brown hand pointed to the burning skies. I was too weak unto death to arise, And I prayed for death in my deep despair, And did curse and clutch in the sand in my rage, And bite in the bitter white ashen sage, That covers the desert like a coat of hair; But she knew the peril, and her iron will, With heart as true as the great North Star, Did bear me up to the palm-tipped hill, Where the fiercest beasts in a brotherhood, Beasts that had fled from the plain and far, In perfected peace expectant stood, With their heads held high and their limbs a-quiver, And ere she barely had time to breathe The boiling waters began to seethe From hill to hill in a booming river, Beating and breaking from hill to hill--Even while yet the sun shot fire, Without the shield of a cloud above--Filling the canon as you would fill A wine-cup, drinking in swift desire, With the brim new-kiss'd by the lips you love. "So you see she knew,--knew perfectly well, As well as I could shout and tell, The mountains would send a flood to the plain, Sweeping the gorge like a hurricane, When the fire flash'd, and the thunder fell. Therefore it is wrong, and I say therefore Unfair, that a mystical brown-wing'd moth Or midnight bat should for evermore Fan my face with its wings of air, And follow me up, down, everywhere, Flit past, pursue me, or fly before, Dimly limning...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150781759
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 62
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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