Poems (Classic Reprint)

Poems (Classic Reprint)

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by Ralph Waldo Emerson
     
 

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The Sphinx

Sphinx is drowsy,
Her wings are furled;
Her ear is heavy,
She broods on the world.
'Who'll tell me my secret,
The ages have kept? -
I waited the seer,
While they slumbered and slept; -

'The fate of the man-child;
The meaning of man;
Known fruit of the unknown;
Daedalian plan;
Out of sleeping a waking

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Excerpt from Poems

The Sphinx

Sphinx is drowsy,
Her wings are furled;
Her ear is heavy,
She broods on the world.
'Who'll tell me my secret,
The ages have kept? -
I waited the seer,
While they slumbered and slept; -

'The fate of the man-child;
The meaning of man;
Known fruit of the unknown;
Daedalian plan;
Out of sleeping a waking,
Out of waking a sleep;
Life death overtaking;
Deep underneath deep?

'Erect as a sunbeam,
Upspringeth the palm;
The elephant browses,
Undaunted and calm;
In beautiful motion
The thrush plies his wings:
Kind leaves of his covert,
Your silence he sings.

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ISBN-13:
9781330122266
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/02/2015
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Poems 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love cali! Your fellow emo poet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the hate. And all the pain. All the loss. But wheres the gain? All the lies. And all the fright. But dont worry darling. It all ends tonight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most best book i have ever read
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She pads in. Bramblestrike? Plasmateat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yup! I will go tell our lader right now! *ran off with sunw racing behind him excidedly.* -Bramblestrike
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