Dreams and Days: Poems

Dreams and Days: Poems

by George Parsons Lathrop

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Dreams and Days: Poems by George Parsons Lathrop

We know not when
Death or disaster comes,
Mightier than battle-drums
To summon us away.
Death bids us say farewell
To all we love, nor stay
For tears;-and who can tell
How soon misfortune's hand
May smite us where we stand,
Dragging us down, aloof,
Under the swift world's hoof?
Strike hands for faith, and power
To gladden the passing hour;
To wield the sword, or raise a song;-
To press the grape; or crush out wrong.
And strengthen right.
Give me the man of sturdy palm
And vigorous brain;
Hearty, companionable, sane,
'Mid all commotions calm,
Yet filled with quick, enthusiastic fire;-
Give me the man
Whose impulses aspire,
And all his features seem to say, "I can!"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781976243479
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/09/2017
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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