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The Breaking Furrow (Original)

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Mary E. Fullerton
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1921
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The Breaking Furrow
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">ECLIPSE FROM A RANGE</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE PLOUGHMAN</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE CHARWOMAN</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">URCHIN</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">21</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">UNCLE COMES HOME</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">22</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">TWO OLD MEN</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">23</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE MIRACLE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">24</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">25</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE FOLKS OF BRENAN'S LANE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">33</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE POET</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">34</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">36</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">37</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">38</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">VANDAL</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">39</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">40</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">41</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE WOMAN DOWN YONDER</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">42</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE PROBLEM</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">43</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE INTRUDER</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">44</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">LYRIC</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">45</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">ATLAS STRIVES</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">46</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">OUTCAST</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">47</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE WIDOW</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">48</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE GOOSE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">49</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE NEIGHBOUR</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">50</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE PRIEST</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">51</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">DEARNESS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">52</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">FLOTSAM</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">53</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">ETCHINGS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">54</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">LOVE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">56</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE RIGHT-OF-WAY</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">57</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">VERDICT</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">58</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SELECTOR'S WIFE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">59</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE GARMENT</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">60</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">TIDES</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">62</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">FAGGOTS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">63</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">LOSS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">64</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">ELECT</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">65</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE DRONE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">66</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE CHOICE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">67</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">GRANNY DREAMS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">68</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE BLACKSMITH</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">69</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE BOTTLE-O</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">70</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">IN A KENTISH LANE—1913</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">71</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE MODERN MOOD</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">72</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">DISCOVERY</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">73</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">EEL AND I</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">74</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">NEXT DOOR</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">75</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE ROPE</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">76</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">SILENT</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">78</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">ROBBER AND DRONE AND I</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">79</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">UNFIT</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">80</cell>
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<row role="DATA" TEIform="row">
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">BUSH SPIRIT</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE COBBLER</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">82</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE WORM</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">83</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">ANNA DIES</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">84</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">AS MANNA FALLS</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">86</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">THE SLAUGHTERMAN'S CHILD</cell>
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<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">CONSECRATED</cell>
<cell role="data" rows="1" cols="1" TEIform="cell">89</cell>
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<div0 type="volume" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div0" id="d44e847"><head type="div0" TEIform="head">The Breaking Furrow</head>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e851"><pb n="9" TEIform="pb" id="d44e852"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Eclipse from a Range.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHAT is it that covers</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">My soul from the moon?</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The end shall be soon,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">For the Dark Power hovers.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Death hangs on the air,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">His chill's in my blood,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">In my soul his forebode,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">His touch on my hair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">In this terrible place</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">The mists are his rope;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The damp hands they grope</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">On the damp of my face.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">He lets loose his condor,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">His bats are on wing;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">His owls mustering</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">In black gulfs yonder.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Heaven's dark, the rocks tremble:</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">I am standing alone;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of sky, earth and stone</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">The terrors assemble.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">There are winged forms that ride;</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">There are voices around—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Now hushed is all sound;</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis like when Christ died.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">I am swept, I am falling,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Doom comes on a wind;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">They that know I have sinned</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Are swooping and calling.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis Vengence unfurled,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">The end shall be soon:</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">God uncover Thy moon</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Ere I die with Thy world.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Behold from the portal</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Where God makes His grace;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">She gives her fair face,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">And I am immortal.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e975"><pb n="10" TEIform="pb" id="d44e976"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Ploughman.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I WATCHED him plough his furrow:</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">He ploughed it deep and well;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">He threw the sod to heaven,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">His share dipped into hell.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">And now the earth cried “spare me!”</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Or now she said “strike deep!”</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And many a flower gave laughter,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And many a root did weep.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The soil now left his ploughshare</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">With sighs or gentle song;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Anon it snarled resisting,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Or gnashed the share along.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">He tossed it to the sunshine,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">To all the streaming storm;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">To cool earth's deepest fever,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And lay her sweet and warm.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">From east to west he drives it;</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Again from west to east;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">With steps that never falter</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Or pace that is increased.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And now the under's upmost—</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">The top is now beneath;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">The two are mixed and mingled,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">And strive with Life and Death.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">The sour is sweet, the sweet has</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Cast forth a bitter tang;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And curious balms and gentle</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Burst where the poisons sprang.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">If ill the emanations,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Or sweet the wholesome soil,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">The ploughman seems unheeding,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Or heeds alone his toil.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Amid the exhalations</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Himself had loosed from earth,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw his cryptic features</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Where was nor gloom nor mirth.</l></lg>
<pb n="11" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1098"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">But in the pale, pale dawnlight,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">His eye I could not tell</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">If 'twere of earth or heaven,</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Or untransmuted hell.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">“Oh, Ploughman strange, untiring,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">What is thy mighty task,</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Its meaning and its purpose?”</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">I humbly dared to ask.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">He paused not in his furrow</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">Of animated sod;</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">“I plough,” he answered slowly,</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">“To grow the grapes of God!”</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e1141"><pb n="12" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1142"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Old Kate.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">OLD KATE, she took the orphan in—</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Cold hands and broken toes</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">She put against her withered breast,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Where she had held but woes.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">She took the warm food from the pan,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Until the blue lips smiled,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And life came surging back to Kate,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And flowed back to the child.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And since that time, from day to day</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">She's set three plates of delf:</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">One for the Shade, one for the child,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And one plate for herself.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Half fooled, she plays at long ago—</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">The ancient might have been—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">She sets a chair beside her own</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And holds the child between.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And thus she sits and talks to them;</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">By Fancy's art beguiled,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Happy that they are hers at last—</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">The Shadow and the child.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e1213"><pb n="13" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1214"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Ministry.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">A BLANK wall made beautiful</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">For those who come</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">With the exuberant blues</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Of my delphinium.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">A rough hut made beautiful,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Where quiet folks dwell,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">By the delphinium-blue</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Eyes of young Annabel.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">A man's life made beautiful</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">By those same eyes,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">That are of no land or place</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Except of Paradise.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e1258"><pb n="14" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1259"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Charwoman.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">HAS she a silent rune,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Scrubbing the winding stairs?</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Has she a whispered song</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">To still her cares?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Toiling alone at dark,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">When the world's gone home,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">On the long, steep steps</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the world's feet come.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Lord! how my heart did beat</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">By the fire escape,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Seeing upon its knees</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">An uncouth shape.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Then, while she stands aside</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">With wet, red hands;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">I wonder about the lot</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Of her who stands.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">What is the life she leads-</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Who scrubs these floors?</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">What is it like—the home</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Within her doors?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Do children in that place</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Wait for her tread,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Weary with winning them</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">To-morrow's bread?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw within her eyes,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">As there she stood,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">The caste of suffering</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">And hardihood.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">My soul went home with her;</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">And lo! near me,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Another dogged her steps:</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Old Misery.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And every night he goes</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Intent to win;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">To slip within the door</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Where she goes in.</l></lg>
<pb n="15" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1381"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">I watched her lift the latch;</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">The faint light come;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">A child's voice piped</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">The welcome home.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">And not that night did Woe</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">An entrance gain;</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">So in my soul was stilled</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">The greater pain.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">But now I know what runes—</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">What desperate prayers—</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">She breathes upon her knees</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">Up those long stairs.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e1425"><pb n="16" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1426"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Butterfly.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WAS the spring made for you, or you for the spring?</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">You beautiful, ardent, ephemeral thing</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">With the stencil of Nature adorning your wing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">You came like the sunshine, you came like the dew,</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The fingers of Light broke the wrappings of you.</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Till like a winged jewel you soared in the blue.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">You were made for old gardens and days of still glow;</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">For slopes where the dawning comes chastely and slow;</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">For sunsets that linger reluctant to go.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, frail as a dewdrop, and sweet as the dawn,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And bright as the noon-tide of spring on the lawn,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And brief as the sunset that is soonest withdrawn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Such wings as no cunning of Art could design!</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Spun out of dull grossness so dainty and fine,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">By process so simple, so strange, so divine!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">What pains and what skill for the life of a day!</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">What Form and what Color to vanish away!</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Compact of all Beauty and one with the clay.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">You belong to the moment as man to the years,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">With no time in your hour for his imminent fears,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Who never escapes from his cocoon of tears.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">You have learned to be happy and learned to be free,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">More joy in your hour than is given to me,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Born heir to the puzzle of what is to be.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Can it be that the reason man's life is amiss</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Is because he is doomed to an ultimate bliss,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And must strive yet awhile in the dark chrysalis?</l></lg>
<pb n="17" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1521"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">I know not; but not for this exquisite hour</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Shall my spirit be flecked by Philosophy's power,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">While you in your beauty flit here in my bower.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">The spring made for you, or you for the spring,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Or both made for me? I have done questioning,</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And am one with you now like the warp of your wing.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e1545"><pb n="18" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1546"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Grain.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ALL day along the hot headlands,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Old Darrant's scythe-blade swung;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">A hundred times he wiped his brow,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And thrice his flannel wrung.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">His daughter bent her aching back,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Fast flew her thorn-pricked hands</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Tying the old man's reaping close</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">With its own golden bands.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The long swarths cut, the hard task done</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">She tossed the last sheaf bound;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">“Hurrah!”—a ripple ran of Youth—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The grain showered on the ground.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">He turned and struck her on the face,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">“You'll waste my wheat again!”</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Palely she fronted him, and mute—</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twas HE that spilt the grain.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e1603"><pb n="19" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1604"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Coal.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SHE builded her dream</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">In the core of the fire:</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The petulant dream</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Of o'erweening desire.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">She sat in her splendor,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">As those the gods spoil;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">A weak parasite</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">On the bosom of Toil.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">In the core of the coal</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">A vision she saw</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">That shook her with wonder;</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">That rived her with awe.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw in the flare,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw in the glow,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">The heart of the earth</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the brave workers go.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw by the torch</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">In the compassing gloom</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The chambers of Labor,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Like cisterns of doom.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw the hands knotted,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">The lines on each face;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw the bent backs</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Of that Stygian place.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw the sweat dripping;</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">She felt the hard breath;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">The naked throats pulsing;</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">The vapors of death.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw in the fire</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">The coal ere it came;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Read the story of men</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">In illumining flame.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And deep in the fire,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">In the core of the coal,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw in a vision</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">The Aggregate Soul.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">She stretched forth her arms;</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">Lo! her being unknit,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Sped, touched with that other,</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">And mingled with it.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e1740"><pb n="20" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1741"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Quarry.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">MY feet know a secret quarry</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">With the litter of ages strewn;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And deep in it, hid in marble,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Lies a Venus yet unhewn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Storm and flood and the tempest,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Sun and night and the fire,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Have made her and laid her secure</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">For Beauty, the Heart's Desire.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Nature, that made the marble,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Gives the hand that shall lay it bare;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And him who shall shape the chisel</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">To fashion the statue fair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The immortal pen has written</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">The ultimate epic all;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Artisan, miner and sculptor</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Each but awaits his call.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Each for his part made ready,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Unknowing what thing he 'waits;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Till, solemnly, Time uncovers</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">The glorious aggregates.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Patient, the world awaits it—</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">That hour on the golden scroll;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">When She shall rise from the marble,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">A beautiful Shape and Soul.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e1825"><pb n="21" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1826"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Urchin.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">DO you know what I am,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Who was born in a lane,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Swaddled in want,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And nourished in pain?</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">My rags are my all,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And my ten fingers true</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">That try to perform</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">The task they may do.</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Do you know who I am,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Who look like a jest?—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Eternity's child</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Along with the best.</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">In the skin of a churl,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">The guise of a waif,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Is the soul of a god,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And I carry it safe.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e1882"><pb n="22" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1883"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Uncle Comes Home.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">HOME from strange lands</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">With beautiful names!</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">He must have his tea now</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Ere children make claims.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">What a terrible time!</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Will he never be done?</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">His whiskers stick out</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">When he bites at the bun.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Two platefuls of pork,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Then pudding and pie;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">From cheese back to buns!</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And no one says “fie!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">So funny he looks—</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">His beard out and in—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">But I love his grey eyes</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And the brown of his skin.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">When he raises his cup,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">His hand gives a twist;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And the blue anchor shows</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">By the strap on his wrist.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">That's something to see</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Till the stories begin!</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">There! his whiskers have stopped</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Moving out, moving in.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">He has finished at last;</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Now for far Labrador,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">For Spain and the Alps,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Brazil and Lahore.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Chair scrapes to the hob,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Pipes lit for Lahore!</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Legs stretched for the Alps—</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Three whiffs . . and a snore.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e1994"><pb n="23" TEIform="pb" id="d44e1995"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Two Old Men.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THEY met at the garden gate</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">On Christmas Eve,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Late—when the stars shine out</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And athiests believe.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">And there they met going in:</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">One had a sack—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">He of the genial eye—</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Like a hump on his back.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The other, bony of face,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Of eyes sunk deep,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Held a broad shining blade,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Such as they bear who reap.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">He of the blade pushed past</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Him of the sack;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">“Mock not,” he said, “this house,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Thou with thy bag go back.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">“Nay, but,” said the other, “thou</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Hast all the year,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">I but the one sweet night</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">To bear my merry cheer!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah, tell me whose will prevailed</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">There at the gate;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">His who served Circumstance,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Or his who served Fate?</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e2079"><pb n="24" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2080"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Miracle.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">DARK winter again</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">With the snarl on her lip,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Driving hurt Nature</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">With insolent whip.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Over my beds</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Where blossoms had been,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Cuffing she passed</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">With step-mother mien.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Sleet in her teeth,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Scold on her tongue;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">All things made old,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Nothing left young.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Sudden a flash—</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">An arrow of Spring:</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Breath of her lips,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Whirl of her wing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Broken the power</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Of Winter the shrew;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">By that moment of gold,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">That instant of blue.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Lo! at my foot</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">The wonder I saw—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">The miracle thing</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">That filled me with awe!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Forth from the earth</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Living it rose,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw it come forth—</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">The bulb's conscious nose.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">I thought it winter</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">By nip and by sting;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">She without science</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Knew it was spring.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e2190"><pb n="25" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2191"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Scavenger.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">A FOUL blue frog is stiffened in the mud,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">A sleek green slime is o'er the silted drain;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Something more foul is in the right-of-way—</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">A stray cur dead… shut down the window pane.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The days and nights have soiled the city's ways,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Now blows the dust before a grey north wind;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Along the pavements people pick their way</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">'Mid dirt and rot, and black banana rind.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Alack! the town is curst! the scavenger</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Has heard the call of immemorial times—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Touched by the gods has left his humble task,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And sits at home a-making wild, wild rhymes.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e2235"><pb n="26" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2236"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Clown.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">CAP and bells and Columbine—</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">All the glitter that is mine;    </l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">All the plaudits of the town</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">At the antics of the clown.</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Other men may be as men,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Sad and glad and sad again;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Sober in the soul's repose,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Nakedly the heir of woes</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">That my painted lips grin down</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">In the camouflage of Clown.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Cap and bells and tinsel-glare</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Make a ghastly mask for Care;</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I would give them all amain</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Just to keep a tryst with pain;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Or to feel the honest grip</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Of Life's sober fellowship.</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">I shall never be Joy's lover</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Till the long pretence is over;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">I shall never feel a jest</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Till 'tis happy in my breast,</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Urged not from a weary lip</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Trembling underneath the quip.</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">That can never be, alas!</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Till this saw-dust Show shall pass,</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">I from it and it from me</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">And my real motley be</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Joy and sorrow, pain and mirth,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">All the common lot on earth—</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">This the Heaven I pine after—</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Freedom from the bonds of laughter!</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e2337"><pb n="27" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2338"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The One-Armed Son of the Cobbler.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE one-armed son of the cobbler—</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">I met him in the street;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">He leered at me in passing,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And skipped upon his feet.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw without resentment,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And would again my God;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">For Thou in premonition</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Had touched him with Thy rod.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e2369"><pb n="28" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2370"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Association.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">OLD Guido by the garden gate</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Is grinding out his ancient tunes,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">As he has stood and ground them out</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">So many Thursday afternoons.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Old Guido, since you last stopped there</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">For three days have these blinds been drawn,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And all the shafts of light flung back</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">In baffled glory on the lawn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">She used to sit beside the sill,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">For whom you played those melodies,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And draw the curtains half aside,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And rest her book upon her knees.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I used to smile about those tunes—</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Those airs that touched her memories so!</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah! now they surely break my heart;</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh Guido, take your coin and go!</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e2428"><pb n="29" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2429"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">War Time.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">YOUNG JOHN, the postman, day by day,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">In sunshine or in rain,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Comes down our road with words of doom</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">In envelopes of pain.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">What cares he as he swings along</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">At his mechanic part,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">How many times his hand lets fall</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">The knocker on a heart?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">He whistles merry scraps of song,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">What'er his bag contain—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Of words of death, of words of doom</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">In envelopes of pain.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e2473"><pb n="30" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2474"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Woman over the Range.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">OH, dark and wild,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Her eyes are strange;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">She frights me—</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The woman over the range!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Her form is straight,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Her form is tall;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">She lives on the peak</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the furies call.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Her hair hangs down,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">She moves like Night</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">In the dark of stars,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">In the vague moonlight.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, rich her quiet,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">She speaks no word,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">But, God! what wonders</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Her soul has heard!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Her aspect draws;</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Her eyes they lure,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Like gleams that flash</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">From a far obscure.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Her soul is hid;</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">It may be hell,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">It may be heaven—</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">I cannot tell.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">She has the magic,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">The awful grace</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Of those that bide</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">In a haunted place.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, dark and wild,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, rich and strange;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">She lures me—</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">The Women over the range!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And now she beckons!</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Or good or harm</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">I go—I follow</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Her desperate charm.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e2597"><pb n="31" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2598"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Rebel.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">HE took his father's hand</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">And renounced his father's creed;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">With the solemn abrogation</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the soul new freed.</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The father wept and blessed,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">A triumph in his sorrow,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Forth from his Yesterday</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Speeding his son's To-morrow.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e2629"><pb n="32" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2630"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Genius.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ALONG the East, across the West,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">She floats in royalty, half disdain,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet half in love with mortal men</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">She stoops to touch a heart again.</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The wallet of the gods she bears,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And sudden as the dark day drifts</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">She reaches out the giver's hand</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And drops the largesse of her gifts.</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The blind child in the valley hut</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Turns smiling, touching in his sleep</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The glory that his heart shall hide</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Until it bursts in music deep.</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The pale wild worker feels and knows,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">He bares his forehead to the sun,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">In deep humility he cries,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">“I am indeed the chosen one!”</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">The light and laughing idler stands</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Arrested in his foolish game,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Like Saul of Tarsus stunned, convinced</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">At sudden calling of his name.</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Again the voice to timid soul</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Seems far and faint, but half sincere</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Until the rapture of some hour</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Brings it in benediction near.</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">They gaze in passion, cry in pain,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">In travail strive and agonize</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">To lay the beauty shown to them</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Before the gaze of common eyes.</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">For where she touches, fire must burn—</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Her gift's a flame, a sword, a power!</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">It's touch is torture, rapture, balm;</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">A scourge, a pestilence, a dower.</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Along the universal skies</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">She drops a whisper from her mouth,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">She knows no bondages of Time,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">No boundaries of North or South.</l>
<l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Her wallet gives its wealth to few,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">Her voice is out of common reach,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">But through the consecrated lips</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Comes echo of her magic speech.</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">The sick world kindles; Passion leaps,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">There comes her message through the man,</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">She smiles—her wallet in her breast,</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">Veiled in a high meridian.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e2775"><pb n="33" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2776"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Folk Of Brenan's Lane.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">A CHILD is sick down Brenan's Lane,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Where all the houses lean,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And many a roof lets in the rain</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The broken slates between.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">'Tis Salter's Tom who's fallen ill—</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Got something in his bones;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The doctor named a long, long name—</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">As long as Tommy's groans.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">All day a string of neighbors comes,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Sleeves up and hair run wild;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">With just a cup of this or that</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">To tempt the poor sick child.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">There's this one comes, and that one comes,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">To do this job or that;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Or take the younger children off</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">From wrangling on the mat.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And not a night of all the month</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">But some intruding guest</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Has made the tired mother go</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">And take a bit of rest.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Though food is scant and clothing mean,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">And the roofs let in the rain,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">I who have seen, declare there are</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">No poor in Brenan's Lane.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e2860"><pb n="34" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2861"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Poet.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">FROM a low hut on the low ground</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">I heard a raw, crude cry</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">From unaccustomed lungs.</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">I paused a moment, passing by.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">It was the birth-cry of a new child</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">From the pre-natal world,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Afraid of august Sense,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And of sudden life and light unfurled</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">By my soul's eye within the hut</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw a great tear shed,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">From the worn mother's eye,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">At one more mouth for meagre bread.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Near the low hut on the bleak ground</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">The peasant father stood</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Paused, listening on his hoe</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">To the new birthling of his brood.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">A great sigh like a sweat arose</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And hung before his mouth;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Then, bended to his hoe,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Uncouth, he digged the earth uncouth.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">On the low landscape moved a cart</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">On heavy wheels, went slow—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">On to the level west,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the darkened heavens hung low.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Sudden for me the place was lit</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Like Spring in golden hour;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Grey sky and the harsh place</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">No longer dark and sour.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">From the high air came music down</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">That made my heart upleap;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">My pulses melted into dew;</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Of unseen wings I heard the sweep.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">About me leapt the seeds to leaf,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">To bud, to open bloom,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Till in ambrosia I breathed,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">And swam dissolved in the illume.</l></lg>
<pb n="35" TEIform="pb" id="d44e2983"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">Again my feet were fixed to earth,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">To the dull dead ground;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Lo! the dark hut, and the dark land,</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">And all the bitter place around.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">The bent man plodding at his task,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">The woman spent with pain,</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">The far cart farther gone,</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">And the wail of the child again.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">None saw the miracle but I,</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">None knew but I that morn,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">'Mid his parent's moan and sigh</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">The World's Desire was born.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3027"><pb n="36" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3028"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Crows.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">AT an old water-hole,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Bones lay in the hide</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And teeth gibbered up</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Of things that had died.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Tortured of thirst,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">There came to the mud</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">A son of the plain,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Who sank where he stood.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Then the crows from afar,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the water was good,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Came nearer, for heaven</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Had given them food.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3072"><pb n="37" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3073"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Red-Haired Chimney Sweep.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE red-haired chimney sweep</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Was alternate black and red—</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">When Nature held him fast,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Or his trade had touched his head.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Young Polly Ann made sport</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Of eyes a pale, pale green,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Of freckled face, and nose</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Turned up, those eyes between.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The red-haired chimney sweep</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Put brush and brush aside,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And donned a khaki coat</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Since she would but deride.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Three years he fought afar,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Then back to his own place</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Lamed, broken by the shell</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">That had destroyed his face.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Young Polly Ann beheld</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And ran, and kissed, and prest</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The beauty of his scars</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Unto her tender breast.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3144"><pb n="38" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3145"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Forgotten Are The Dead.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SHE drest from crown to toe,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">A sombre shape;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Was laughing, lip and eye,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">In all her crepe:</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Forgotten are the dead.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">His faithful tongue had been</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">An epitaph;</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And now spontaneous rings</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">His morning laugh:</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Forgetful of the dead.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">I, clinging to the past,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">While Life sweeps by,</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Feeling joy come again,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Look back and sigh:</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">“The dead are soon forgot.”</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3198"><pb n="39" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3199"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Vandal.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE farmer on the river, by the bend,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Has killed the wattles that I loved last Spring!</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The thrush, too, loved them, and the quick fantail;</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The warbling magpie, and the shy bronzewing.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Their healing effluence on my heart they spilt,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Upon my soul, long arid in her drouth;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Softly the blossoms touched, like virgin kiss,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">My weary eyelids and my parched mouth.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And now I see the dying stems exude</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">The trees' last sap, and I, the heart they healed,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Behold their doom and can do nought to save</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The riven magic of September's yield.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The birds are gone, and on the landscape's face</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">The sun smites down, unmitigably stark,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">And in his waggon on the road near by</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">The farmer bears his load of vandalled bark.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Contented with his pipe, he bumps along,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Unwitting that among those withered sheaves</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">He bears bird twitters, and the golden dreams</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">My dry heart gathered under golden eaves.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3270"><pb n="40" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3271"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Deaf Mute.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">YOU, who have found</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Gifts of coherency</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of your opulence</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Nought know of me.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Shackles of impotence</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Press on my lips;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Laid on mine ears</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">The aural eclipse.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">You that have ears,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">You that have speech,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Shutter your spirits,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Each one from each.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I, from my silence,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Speaking no word,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">No syllable knowing,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">All language have heard.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of your silence,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of mine own,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Chambers of spirit</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">My spirit is shown.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3342"><pb n="41" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3343"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Mick.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">YOU poor little Mick,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">So here you arrive;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Born in the strike</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">You seem scarce alive!</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Your poor little face</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">So pinched and forlorn,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Creased with the puzzle</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Of why you were born.</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Your mother has drunk</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">From a fountain of fears;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">That's why your milk</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Is tasting of tears.</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Ah, no! little Mick,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Her courage is fine;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Her milk has the taste of</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Rebellion's good wine.</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Smooth your wee brow</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And slake your lips' drouth,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Then turn in your sleep</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">With that tang in your mouth!</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The omen is good—</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">They are born in times stern</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Who are marked by the gods</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">To teach and to learn!</l>
<l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Your mouth is a word,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Your tongue is a pen;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Wee Mick has a message</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">To-morrow for men.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3438"><pb n="42" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3439"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Woman Down Yonder.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SHE lights the fire and cooks the meal,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">And makes the cabin neat;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">She feeds the chickens and the pig,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And the waiting lambs that bleat.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">She milks the cow, unstalls the horse,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Then digs till dinner time;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">She eats her simple meal alone</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">While straight the shadows climb.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">She brings in water from the well,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And gives the cat the scraps—</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The little broken dish of milk—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And watches while it laps.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Then, hoe in hand, she weeds the beet,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Or mounds the waving corn,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Until 'tis time to do again</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">What she had done that morn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">The sleepy hens are on the perch,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">The calf within the shed;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The cat is by the glowing hob,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">The little lambs to bed.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The watch-dog dozes on the rug,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">The kindling's in the box;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">The supper laid upon the board</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">About the bowl of stocks.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">The pot of steaming tea is made,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">The simple meal is spread;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">She smooths her hair, unrolls her sleeves,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">And cuts the home-made bread.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">The supper done, the dishes washed,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">She takes her book or seam;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">But always, sitting by the fire,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">She slips to brooding dream.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">With half a smile, and half a sigh—</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Fire flickering in the gloom—</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">She takes her little lamp and goes</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Into the inner room.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3562"><pb n="43" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3563"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Problem.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ONCE a king's skull</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">By a pauper's was placed;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Then were the learned men</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">By a problem faced.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Which was the pauper's,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And which was the king's?</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">For the crown had fallen off</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">With the jewels and things.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And the skulls were alike—</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Concavernous bone,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">As though on like men</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Each one had grown!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">So the wise men peered;</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">They puzzled and pried</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Over the two skulls</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">There, side by side.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Wise men are wise men</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">As long as plain folk</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Don't know too much,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">So wisely they spoke.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">“This is the king's skull,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">And that is the knave's”;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">So they buried them both</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">In suitable graves.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Now the king's skull is lying</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the grasses grow wild,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">And the pauper's is under</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Where marble is piled.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3660"><pb n="44" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3661"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Intruder.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">IT entered in from the vastness</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">When John had locked the doors;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">There was ne'er a step in the garden;</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">There was ne'er a mark on the floors.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">No one beheld it enter,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">For their eyes were veiled with Life;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">John, nor his stout son, Bennie,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor Martha, his wedded wife.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">His master, a bridegroom happy,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Had frowned to be called away;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">But John was a trusted warder,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Who had grown in the service, grey.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">“See that you lock the windows;</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">That all the doors be fast;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Let no one else be trusted,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And loose the red hound last.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">“'Tis not for my chest of treasure,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Or aught that is mine, beside;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">But she that I leave behind me,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Heart of my heart—my bride.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">So John barred close the windows,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">And bolted the doors all fast;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">When all was locked securely,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">He loosened the red hound last.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">It entered there in the daylight,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Heeding nor bolts nor bars,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Asking no light to guide it,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">And waiting no dark of stars.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">Fearing nor hound nor warder;</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Needing no path to guide;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Surely and swift it entered</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">And found the young man's bride.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3771"><pb n="45" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3772"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Lyric.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ON just such a day as this</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">When the garden was sweet after rain;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">We clung in our virgin kiss,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And stumbled apart again.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">And that is the whole of the tale—</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">One kiss in a garden of flowers;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Were ever two lives so pale,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Or lyric so brief as ours?</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3803"><pb n="46" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3804"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Atlas Strives.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I WATCHED a beetle by the path,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Doughty, and strong, and grim,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Shoving a ball of dirt</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Ten times the size of him.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">He heaved, and pushed, went rushing in,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Sudden he went, or slow;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Tugged, shouldered, butted, bumped,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Now from it, now below.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Flung down upon his back,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">He struggled up once more;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Moved on the ball an inch,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Then tumbled as before.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Perchance he knew not why or where;</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Perchance his purpose dim;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">He strove because some force</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Strove strong and stern in him.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Feet out, upon his back,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Dogged at his task again,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The dull ball watching him</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">As the world watches men.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">One thing I learn is courage here,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Tumble is not defeat;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">To beetle or to man</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Effort itself is sweet.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e3888"><pb n="47" TEIform="pb" id="d44e3889"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Outcast.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SHE seems so pensive as she walks</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Over the far, far plains;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Infinitely pensive like the West</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">When newly washed with rains.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">I cannot see her eyes, her lips,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Only the wind-blown hair</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">That used to curl about her neck</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And flutter everywhere.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">She looks so pensive as she goes—</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">A dim shape to the West;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">A little bent to cover it</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">That shelters in her breast.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">She goes, an exiled, broken thing</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">(Yet proud with flashing eyes!)</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">For that which snuggles in her shawl</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And on her bosom lies.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Where she shall sleep to-night, God knows!</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Somewhere along the path</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the set sun where she is gone</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Out from my bitter wrath.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The plains are infinite, the sky—</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Those two within the shawl,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">O, I will bring them back again,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">As God is over all!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">She shall return despite the sin,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Despite what was unfit;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Despite the child; ah, no! ah, no!</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Because of love and it!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">The sky is Beauty, and the eve</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Floods me with mine own guilt;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">I am the outcast if my love</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Not preciously be spilt.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4000"><pb n="48" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4001"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Widow.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE little grey woman sat with her seam</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">In the Autumn afternoon;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And a magpie came to the cottage door,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">So she scared it away, “ochone!”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">“One is for sorrow”—she missed a stitch,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Then sighed as she sewed her seam,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">With half an eye on the flats around,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And half her soul in a dream.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The magpie came with his mate beside</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">For the worm beyond the chair;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">“Two is for mirth,” and her quavering laugh</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Sent them away in the air.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">One worm is no supper for three pied birds,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">And each with a greedy eye;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">“Three for a wedding”—she pricked her thumb,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And the birds went into the sky.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Then four of them came, and her tears sprang out;</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">“Ochone! there was never a birth;”</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">The birds cocked eyes at her weeping there,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">And the worm crept into the earth.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4072"><pb n="49" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4073"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Goose.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">MY solemn feet along the grass</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">That flanks the weedy waterhole</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Provoke the township urchin's laugh,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">His flying stone has me for goal.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The master, even, has a smile</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">When I my heirloom dignity</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Display along the water's edge;</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">They are ridiculous to me!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Ingrates, forsooth; who teach and learn,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And still forget my high renown;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">I, bright on history's human page,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Whose cackle saved their ancient town!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4117"><pb n="50" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4118"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Neighbour.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">COME out and watch the doctor's funeral.</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">His wife, they say, has neither moved nor spoke—</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Just ten months wed, the baby's coming soon</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">She sits there dazed among her women folk.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">He stayed a lot beside the idiot boy,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Who'd caught the fever playing in the drain.</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Things happen strange: our fine young doctor's dead;</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">The idiot boy is up and well again.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">I like to see the wreaths; the plumes look grand;</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">The folks have turned out well, at any rate …</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Look there along the street, toward the right:</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The idiot boy is grinning by the gate.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4162"><pb n="51" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4163"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Priest.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">OVER the heave of the hill,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the road climbed East,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw him strain to the crest</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Riding to bring the priest.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the gravel sunk away,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And the steep hill dipped,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">He came with a reddened spur</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And reins in his hand hard gripped.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Miles more than a score behind;</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">To the long high East,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">His horse dripping sweat, he came</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Riding to bring the priest.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Eyes that were eyes of glass</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">And a cheek all white,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">For the road was yet more hard,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And the sky was set for night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Why should he ride for the priest,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Or man of God at all?</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">He is redding his spur in vain</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">For blessing of Peter or Paul.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Halt! rider, on foolish quest;</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Go back to the dying child;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">I know that she needs no priest</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">By the gleam when she smiled.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Go back, and give her the cup,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">And touch the forehead soft;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Was her life not pure enough</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">To carry her soul aloft?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">“Ay,” said the rider, “ay,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Her life was sweet as myrrh;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">I hasten to bring the priest</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">That his soul be healed by her.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And he galloped on apace</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Under the stars of heaven,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">That the soul of a weary saint</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">By a sinner might be shriven.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4286"><pb n="52" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4287"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Dearness.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">DEARNESS, Dearness,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Thy voice is in mine ear,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Thy face always before me;</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">They talk of far and near—</l>
<l n="5" rend="indent1" part="N" TEIform="l">I only know thy nearness.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Dearness, Dearness,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The warm love's on my mouth;</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Thy hand is close in mine;</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">They talk of north and south—</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">I only know thy nearness.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Dearness, Dearness,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Thy heart is in my breast;</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I have changed souls with thee;</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">They talk of east and west—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">I only know thy nearness.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4340"><pb n="53" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4341"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Flotsam.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">FLUNG forth to the wind,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">See it flutter and run,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">As though like a bird</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">It has need of the sun.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The indolent hand</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the young lad behind</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Has flung it a waif</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">To the will of the wind.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Comes a proud, tossing team</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">From the timber yards by,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">With the driver alert,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">All muscle and eye.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The colt of the team</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Sees the paper whisp run,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">His buckles a-flash</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">In the glare of the sun.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Man-muscles strain hard,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Foot's jammed on the brake</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">To miss the lamp post</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">At the curve for life's sake!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">But the team is gone mad:</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">At the bend of the hill,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Flung forth on the curb,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">The driver lies still.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">The merry whisp spins</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">To the gutter and drops</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the grating shows teeth.</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">The frightened team stops.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">A pause and a crowd,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">A hush and dismay;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">A moment of awe;</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Something hurried away.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">The load's driven on—</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">New touch on the reins;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">One splash of bright red</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">On the kerbstone remains.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4465"><pb n="54" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4466"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Etchings.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">A-WALKING through a slum,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the houses tumbled down,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw a little girl,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And a rag was her gown.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">She sat upon a door-step,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And her feet were blue and bare;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Her face was grimed with dirt—</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">For dirt was everywhere.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">But she sat a-singing there,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">'Twixt nibblings at a crust;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">And her eyes were blue, blue,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Seeing nor dirt nor dust.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">For her wistful heart was young,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">And her sweet soul was pure;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">And there, in a doomed world,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Singing, she sat secure.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">I wandered into a street,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the world ran gay;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw a sullen face</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Staring out at the day.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Jewelled in her car,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Furred against the cold;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh! she was thirty-five,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">But old, old, old.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Moody and discontent,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Pallid with unconcern;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Life had not made her feel</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor let her learn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">From the pavement side</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">I watched her eyes,</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of the mask of furs,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">And jewels and lies.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">She had no inward light,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">No song of soul;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Bored, moribund and doomed,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">I watched her roll.</l></lg>
<pb n="55" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4588"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">From the petrol fumes</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">And the car's loud hum,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">I wandered back again</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">To the fugitive slum.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">I filled my heart once more</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">From the door-step child,</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the nibbled crust,</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the rude song wild.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh! her tangled hair</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">And the life she knew;</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh! the wistful face</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">And the eyes blue, blue.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4631"><pb n="56" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4632"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Love.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHEN Duty with her scroll stood by,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">And slighted Conscience ceased to speak;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The mandate of a quiet eye,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The tyranny of a wet cheek</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Ordered his walk; he saw no rod</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor, under the rose-leaves, spear of God.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4656"><pb n="57" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4657"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Right-Of-Way.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE tinker's daughter and the butcher's lad</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Are met and courting in the right-of-way,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Where all among the scattered cobble-stones</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Are stalks of horehound nosing through the clay.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Nature is busy 'neath her pulsing blouse,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And in his bashful eyes; he reds and pales</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Before the wonder of her freckled cheek—</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">The beauty of rough hands and broken nails.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">A mangy cur sniffs by, a sparrow skips;</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">But they are not: this is the lover's hour.</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">… Drayman, turn back, here is no right-of-way,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Those lumb'ring wheels must not profane Love's bower.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4701"><pb n="58" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4702"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Verdict.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I STRETCHED out my hand to an urchin</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">As I passed through a slum.</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">She shrank from my gentle intention</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Affrighted and dumb.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">My Persian, at half of the gesture,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">From her rug would arise</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">To take the caress from my fingers,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Delight in her eyes.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Who's to blame for the shrink of the shoulder,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">For the flinch of the eye?</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The age, and the system, the people,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And you, sir, and I.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4746"><pb n="59" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4747"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Selector's Wife.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE quick compunction cannot serve;</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw the flash,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Ere he had bent with busy hand</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And drooping lash.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw him mark for the first time,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">With critic eye,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">What five years' heavy toil had done</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">'Neath roof and sky.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And always now so sensitive</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Her poor heart is,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">That moment will push in between</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">His kindest kiss.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The moment when he realised</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Her girlhood done—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">The truth her glass had long revealed</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Of beauty gone.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Until some future gracious flash</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Shall let each know</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">That that which drew and holds him yet</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Shall never go.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4818"><pb n="60" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4819"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Garment.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">MY face upon the old earth's springtime lap,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">I watched a swift-born flower its stem up-push—</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">A spory wonder singing with the sap,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And all around the uncomprehended Bush.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">God's toil was great in its long exercise,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And great was Nature's hot-foot energy</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">To make this blossom peeping at the skies,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">As lifts a nymph, her chin beyond the sea.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Out of the very heart of age this youth!</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Heir to the light, and born for it, and doomed</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">To this same day from far-time days uncouth;</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">By long dead springs potentially perfumed.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Some unborn bird yet in the speckled walls</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">That nurse its wings may make a meal of this</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">When Autumn into seed the flower recalls,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Whose opening bloom my wonder wakes, and bliss.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Another Spring shall quicken once again</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Somehow, somehow the old immortal pulse</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">That lies within earth's long-adventured grain,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Her call the tiny cloisters shall convulse.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And forth shall come to the recurrent tryst,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">That blue simplicity the devotee,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Deep in my complex heart hath hailed and kissed</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">As hem of Thine own garment, Lord of me!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">So, brooding here upon my bended arm,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">In the lone Bush whose blood is singing sap,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">My threefold being tastes the threefold charm,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">In turn and turn again on earth's warm lap.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">I am not one thing long, but each in turn,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Now rapt, now edified, and now inspired—</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">A soul, a brain, a heart; all filled to burn</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">And pique me of the truth so long desired!</l></lg>
<pb n="61" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4928"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">One small flower blown for us self-conscious men</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Full of our strange and hieroglyphic fate,</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">Brings us to pore upon ourselves again,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">On whom these works of wonder stand and wait!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">And yet I question less, and worship more,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">With every Spring a humbler devotee,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">Reading the revelation o'er and o'er</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">Of Thee in Thine own garment, Lord of me!</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4959"><pb n="62" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4960"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Tides.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHEN Dan threw down the slip-rails</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">And led the red roan over,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw within his eyes</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">That he was born a rover.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">When he came back in Autumn</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Her worn and dusty drover,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">She saw within his eyes</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">That Dan was born a lover!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e4991"><pb n="63" TEIform="pb" id="d44e4992"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Faggots.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THERE leapt a red, red flame</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">With a moan in it;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And when the flame died down</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The flame was lit.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The ashes were yesterday,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Inhumanity and sorrow;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">A vital breath came by—</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">The life of tomorrow.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And every faggot's dust</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Out from the strife,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Sweetened and shriven,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Sprang into life.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And the moan in the breeze</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Changed into a shout;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw the new soul</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Exultant spring out!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Saw the ashes take form,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">And laugh with strange eyes,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Not faggots, but men,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Regenerate, wise.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">With torches they ran</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Lit out of death,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">And kindled the world</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">With fire that was breath.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5076"><pb n="64" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5077"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Loss.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">ROUND old Glen Iris I wandered, seeking a place—</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">The creek at the spot where the feet that are still used to cross:</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">“There was gorse to the right, there was gorse to the left:</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And a thrumming and drumming and humming of bees in the gorse.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">I found it, the place, and hated the place that I found</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Because it had held to the past unheeding who should depart;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">I hated the ripple, the bees and the bloom—</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Ay! the thrumming and drumming and humming of life in my heart.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5108"><pb n="65" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5109"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Elect.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">INTO the marrow of his bones</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">The elements of earth and heaven</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Stern Nature mixt, and in his blood</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The awful and the sacred leaven.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Then Fate took hold of him to thwart;</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">She laid her hands about his throat,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">She beat him with her scorpion thongs,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And all the Furies with her smote.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And Circumstance, her henchman, came,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">To set for him a thousand snares;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Withhold his wine and meat and bread,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">To load him with a freight of cares.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Men came at the behest of Power</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">And thrust him past the walls of stone;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Then life and men withdrew, and left</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Him bound in darkness and alone.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">His spirit filtered through those bars,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">The attars of his awful soul;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Till in the night the nations saw</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">His message on its lucid scroll.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">His being fired the universe,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Forth from the dark his light was thrown;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Lo! he is everywhere for aye,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Whom they left shackled and alone!</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5193"><pb n="66" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5194"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Drone.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SO a world of hexagons,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">With waxen walls and stout,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Came a crowd of angry workers</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Who seized and cast me out.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">“Go gather, or be starving…”</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">They flung me to the flowers—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">I that had gathered nothing,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And loved the lazy hours!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">In the world of hexagon</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">I will not live again,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">I know a kinder region—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The human world of men.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5238"><pb n="67" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5239"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Choice.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">SOMETHING there comes and touches me</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">When gay my draught is lifted up;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">That eerie hand upon my arm</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The wine spills from my happy cup.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Or when I take my lonesome walks</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">In love with dim and gentle Night;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">It sends me fleeing home again</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">To household warmth and shuttered light.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">When I have trysted with Success,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And held the prize and heard the praise,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Unseen hag lips have made sharp mirth,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Like brambles crackling in the blaze.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I've waked at night, and quaked at noon</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">I've shivered in the early sun;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Drawn back where nothing was, and seen</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">A gaunt grey shape where shape was none.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">My high hours stand with livid cheek,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">My song sinks back within my throat;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And then I feel that cold, cold touch</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Close up my music note and note.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">And all because when first I lived</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">And lay within my cradle bed,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">I would not take the gentle hand</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Of one who crooned to me, and said—</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">“Come with me to the Magic Land!”</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">But I was born a scholar's child,</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">With worldly wisdom clasped about,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">And would not be, alas! beguiled.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And so she went, a fair green shape—</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">A green shape moving to the dawn;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">And all my infant days were done,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">The gleaming vision all withdrawn.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">And then She came, impalpable,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Yet from whose clasp is no escape;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">She paces by me to the west,</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">By darkening paths, a darkening Shape.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5363"><pb n="68" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5364"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Granny Dreams.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">GRANNY has had a dream</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Of flying hoofs and mane;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And Ronnie underneath,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">And never up again.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">It would be tempting Fate,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">To go to school to-day!</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Young lips to withered cheek,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Ronnie has dreams of play.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Granny is past all play,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And past work, too, it seems;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">But Grannies still are dear</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Who have such useful dreams!</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5408"><pb n="69" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5409"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Blacksmith.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE blacksmith is dead,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">The forge is unlit;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The strong body lies</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">With the white over it.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The township is sad,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Women talk by the fence;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Counting his virtues</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">As misers count pence.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Naming his valors,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">The men drink their beer;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Eyes over the glasses—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Hostels of fear.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The children at play</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Quarrel softly, and glance</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">At the house by the forge,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Deprecating, askance.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Tomorrow the brooms</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Will be busy once more;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Each wife at her labors</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Within her own door.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The beer pots on shelf</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Arranged in a row;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Each man to his labor</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Of plough or of hoe.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">The children again</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">Will squabble at play;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Unchecked by that Shadow</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">The plumes bore away.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">The forge will be lit,</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">The bellows will ply;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">The hammers will ring,</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Sparks scatter and fly.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">The blacksmith is dead,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">His story is writ;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">The strong body lies</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">With the earth over it.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5532"><pb n="70" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5533"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Bottle-O.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">PUT away the bannerettes, and take the big flag down,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">There is someone yonder whose son comes not again,</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And his heart lies dead as he bumps along the way—</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The Bottle-O is coming down the lane.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">His and mine they went away, and mine is coming home;</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Went away together, where some of them remain,</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">So, though one of them's returning, fold up the flaunting flag—</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">The Bottle-O is coming down the lane.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">He has hung his dead boy's medal beside the kitchen clock,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And he sits and stares each evening, a-stricken in his brain;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Put aside the happy banners while the cart goes bumping by—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The Bottle-O is coming down the lane.</l></lg>
</div1>
<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5577"><pb n="71" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5578"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">In a Kentish Lane—1913.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I PASSED a shy child down the lane,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">On his mouth the berry stain;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">In his eyes a large delight,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Oh, it was a happy sight!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">On I strolled, and met a man</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">A-riding on a caravan;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">All amongst his pans he rode,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Sunlight flashing from his load.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Still I went and met a girl</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Flirting with a rustic churl;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">They were laughing as they went</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">From sheer love of merriment.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Further on, the song I heard</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Of a yellow-throated bird;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Cunningly he looked at me</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">From a purpled damson tree.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Home I came as glad as they</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">That I'd met upon the way.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">When I'm sad I'll go again</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">Mooning down a Kentish lane.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5649"><pb n="72" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5650"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Modern Mood.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">UNSEEN, I went to the Unseen—</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Not shut in a closet bare;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">But, pacing my garden walks,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Washed all my soul with prayer.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">For my God I had no name;</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">For my want, no analysis;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Knew not, nor named a sin,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Though vaguely life seemed amiss.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">And there to the quiet withdrawn,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Someone, somehow, somewhere,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Knew what I would, and filled me</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">With the aftermath of prayer.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5694"><pb n="73" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5695"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Discovery.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WHEELS, wheels, and wheels,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">A whistle-scream loud;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The gulp of the driver,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The gasp of the crowd.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Fifty, and spruce,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">What weight have these</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">To Fear scrambling out</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">From Death on its knees?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Calm and erect,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Schooled biped again,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">He strolls to the pavement</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">And swings to his train.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Chair to the fire,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">With plaster on knees,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">And paper in hand,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">What is it he sees?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">“NARROW ESCAPE</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">OF AN ELDERLY MAN;”</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Black runs this headline</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">For all who may scan.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">“Elderly man?”</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">He is suddenly cold;</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Shrunk in his chair,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Grey-headed and old.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5780"><pb n="74" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5781"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Eel and I.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">HIS heaven is the shadow in the reeds,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">His ethic is securing what he needs;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">The green slime is his Exquisite Beyond,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">His Book of Revelation is the pond.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">I have no heaven where the cool reeds wave,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">My ethic is resisting much I crave;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And much I crave is not within this pond;</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">But in some far and murmured-of Beyond.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">So eel, go squirm amid your perfect mud,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">You are achieved, and I am but in bud;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">My glory is my far-away desire,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Yours a contented gorging in the mire.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5825"><pb n="75" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5826"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Next Door.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THE waves of European conflict surge</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Against our shores, the striving millions fight;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">But greater far calamity to him—</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">The rabbit man's grey pony died last night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">About the town, men read the posted names</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Of those who strive no more for wrong or right;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And women weep; but what is that to him?—</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">The rabbit man's grey pony died last night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">The widow in his street is sore bereft,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Her son has fallen, gone her spirit's light;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">The European wave has reached her heart—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The parson came and brought the news last night.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">At last he finds community of grief;</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">His home-bound heart can comprehend her plight:</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">He knows the widow, and he knew her son—</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">The rabbit man whose pony died last night.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e5883"><pb n="76" TEIform="pb" id="d44e5884"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Rope.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WAS I made for this</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">By the hands of men?</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Ere I do the deed</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">I will ravel again.</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">In a busy place</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Were my fibres wove</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">By a wheel that sang</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">Like the man that drove:</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Ay! he sang this song</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">As he drave the wheel</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">That weft me tight</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">For the winding reel:</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">“For love of man,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">For the human good,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">I weave the fibres</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Of Brotherhood;</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">For the common cause,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">For the human hope,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">We bind all men</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">With the self-same rope.</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">The cord of union</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">To make them one—</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">All who are toiling</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Beneath the sun.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">And he wove me well,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">And he drew me taut;</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">For he loved the task</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Did the man who wrought!</l>
<l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And after a while</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">They carried me here</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">To this terrible place</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">Of gloom and fear.</l>
<l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">They knotted me firm</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">To a high, strong bar</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">In this open space</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Where the grey walls are.</l></lg>
<pb n="77" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6002"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">They bound me there</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">As friend to friend,</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">And left me swinging</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">With noose at end.</l>
<l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">And while I swung</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">In the ghastly place</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw at a window</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">A ghastly face.</l>
<l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">He looked on me</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">While I swung in air,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">And sudden I knew</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">Why the man was there.</l>
<l n="49" part="N" TEIform="l">And sudden there flashed</l>
<l n="50" part="N" TEIform="l">The reason clear</l>
<l n="51" part="N" TEIform="l">Why knotted and noosed</l>
<l n="52" part="N" TEIform="l">I am swinging here.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="53" part="N" TEIform="l">The man who wove me</l>
<l n="54" part="N" TEIform="l">With song of hope,</l>
<l n="55" part="N" TEIform="l">He wove his spirit</l>
<l n="56" part="N" TEIform="l">Within his rope;</l>
<l n="57" part="N" TEIform="l">And ere I do</l>
<l n="58" part="N" TEIform="l">The thing I'm bid,</l>
<l n="59" part="N" TEIform="l">Because of the passion</l>
<l n="60" part="N" TEIform="l">Within me hid,</l>
<l n="61" part="N" TEIform="l">I'll loose the fibres</l>
<l n="62" part="N" TEIform="l">He deftly wove—</l>
<l n="63" part="N" TEIform="l">The man who sang</l>
<l n="64" part="N" TEIform="l">Of the human love!</l>
<l n="65" part="N" TEIform="l">For the sake of the men</l>
<l n="66" part="N" TEIform="l">Who sent yon face</l>
<l n="67" part="N" TEIform="l">To the awful doom</l>
<l n="68" part="N" TEIform="l">In this awful place—</l>
<l n="69" part="N" TEIform="l">For the sake of the face</l>
<l n="70" part="N" TEIform="l">At the window pale,</l>
<l n="71" part="N" TEIform="l">For the sake of the future</l>
<l n="72" part="N" TEIform="l">The Weavers hail,</l>
<l n="73" part="N" TEIform="l">I'll ravel the strands,</l>
<l n="74" part="N" TEIform="l">I'll thwart the wrong—</l>
<l n="75" part="N" TEIform="l">The task that Vengeance</l>
<l n="76" part="N" TEIform="l">Has set Love's song!</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e6133"><pb n="78" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6134"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Silent.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">MY love hath not evoken</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">One word, one sign;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Surely my heart is broken</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">At calm of thine!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The quiet grave hath taken</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Thy love's sweet cry;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">When all the buds awaken,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">When sere leaves fly.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor pain, nor love of living</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Thy silence pierce;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Not all that spring is giving,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor winter fierce.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Nor hath my love evoken</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">One cry, one sign;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Surely my heart is broken</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">At calm of thine!</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e6191"><pb n="79" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6192"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Robber and Drone and I.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">WE watched a bird plant</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">In a tall, regal tree</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">A small parasite</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">As vital as he.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The tree cried “Save me!”</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">The bird cried “Beware!”</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">The parasite chuckled</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">“This is Nature's affair.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">“Ha!” cried the robber;</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">“Ha!” echoed the drone,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">“Nature's example</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">We follow alone.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">I was baffled a moment,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">But found answer then:</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">“The law of the forest</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Is warning for men.”</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e6249"><pb n="80" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6250"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Unfit.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">THEY found you and brought you in</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">From the lee of a hedge;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Sour life did your parents bestow,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Your teeth set on edge.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">For you were heir to no cot,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">No kisses, no songs;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">And the voice of your lullaby was</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">The sigh of your wrongs.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Boy, you were bound to go wrong!</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Poor bastard of sin,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">A waif from the loins of disease</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">To sorrow come in.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">The nettles were mother and sire,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Till Charity came</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">To give you the cuff and the bread</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">That befitted your shame.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">And now you have sinned in your turn,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">You wretched ingrate—</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">As Law in his wig has remarked:</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">“A curse to the State.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">You'll die in a cell, sure enough,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Who was born in a hedge!</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Sour of the grapes to the end,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Your teeth still on edge!</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e6335"><pb n="81" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6336"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Bush Spirit.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">HALF a sprite and half a woman,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">All a spirit warm and rare;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">I would have you as I see you</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">With the wattle on your hair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">Emanation of September,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Shall I touch you if I dare?</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Or I watch you far adoring</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">With the blossom on your hair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Are you mine, or of the bushland?</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">You are near me everywhere</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">With the ardent eyes and luring—</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">With the wattle on your hair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">None can claim you evanescent,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">As you run along the air;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">On your face the rose of morning,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">And the wattle on your hair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">But a moment ere I lose you,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Once to touch you if I dare;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Then to dream of you for ever,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">With the wattle on your hair.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e6407"><pb n="82" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6408"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Cobbler.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">OLD STUBBS has made a thousand shoes,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Ten thousand heeled and soled.</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">A-pegging on his wooden bench,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">He's gone from young to old.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">He never leaves his seat all day—</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">His high three-legged stool</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Such as the dunce was stood upon</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">When the cobbler went to school.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Old Stubbs, who keeps the village shod,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">What sort of shoes wears he?</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Of waxy leather shining like</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The apron on his knee?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">Forbear to pry beneath his bench—</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Fate loves her merry pranks—</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">There are no feet for leather shoon</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Below those twisted shanks.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e6465"><pb n="83" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6466"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Worm.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I TOOK a mulberry leaf</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">From which I wove for you</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Silk for a lovely gown,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">By all the art I knew.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">I brought it, proud and mean;</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">I brought it, rich and glad;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">That you, in dainty robe,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">So fitly should be clad.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">“This is my mulberry leaf,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And I have spun for you</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">A filamented gown</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">By all the art I knew.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">You looked not at my gift,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">“A worm thus dares,” you cried,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">“To lift itself to me</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">With insolence and pride.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">You looked not at my gift,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">You spurned and bade me go.</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Spring makes another leaf:</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">No other love I know.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e6537"><pb n="84" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6538"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Anna Dies.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">TIRED ANNA lies still</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">From the long energy.</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">She surely has rest</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Wherever she be!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">In her box late last night</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">I searched for the cloth</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">To bind up her face</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">For the hour of the moth.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">Her clothes were laid neat</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">'Gainst the failing of breath;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Gown and bonnet a-top,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The chemise underneath.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">And her robe for the grave</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Sewn featly and firm,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">With its laces and frills</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">For the hour of the worm.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">Wool socks for the feet,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">Wool shawl for the head;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">So she should lie warm</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">In the place of the dead!</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">All folded and smooth,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">The things she had left</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">For those who should come—</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Eager heirs and bereft.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Scarves, laces and such—</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">The treasures of her</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">Who laid them 'mid sprigs</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">Of crisp lavender.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">I said to the helper:</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">“She knew IT was nigh;”</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">And the woman replied:</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">“She was ready to die.”</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">Then the parson came in,</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">Saw the Book by the bed;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">“She was ready to die,”</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">In a whisper, he said.</l></lg>
<pb n="85" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6660"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">I knew she was ready—</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">I knew by a sign:</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">A baby's gown yellowed—</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">A worn valentine.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Love and loss she had known—</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">The worst and the best;</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">What more could Life do</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">Save yield her to rest?</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e6690"><pb n="86" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6691"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">As Manna Falls.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">DARK JANET, of the brooding brow,</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Lived down the lane, alone;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">And ne'er a one came near to her,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">For her's was a heart of stone.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">The days went by; the years went by,</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">And Janet down the lane</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Was all alone when night-time came,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">And the sun rose up again.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">If e'er one passing down the lane</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">Paused by the broke briar fence,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Dark Janet, of the brooding eye,</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Gave frown for recompense.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">But, oh! a strange thing came to her,</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Gentle as hair turns grey;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Her stony heart grew soft for love</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Who had frighted love away.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">She knew that she was in no heart,</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">For now, no one again</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">Had ever a word of hail for her</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">When passing down the lane.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Dark Janet sat with brooding brow,</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">Sat in her old worn chair,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">While all about the garden place</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">Lay in the evening fair.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="25" part="N" TEIform="l">Her hands were folded in her lap,</l>
<l n="26" part="N" TEIform="l">She dreamed a new, wild thing:</l>
<l n="27" part="N" TEIform="l">That her's was not a stony heart,</l>
<l n="28" part="N" TEIform="l">And Autumn time was Spring.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="29" part="N" TEIform="l">And then that it was not, she wept—</l>
<l n="30" part="N" TEIform="l">Wept that her life was vain;</l>
<l n="31" part="N" TEIform="l">That she had frighted love away</l>
<l n="32" part="N" TEIform="l">From Janet down the lane.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="33" part="N" TEIform="l">There sudden came a little hand</l>
<l n="34" part="N" TEIform="l">That nestled into hers;</l>
<l n="35" part="N" TEIform="l">A form that moved against her knees</l>
<l n="36" part="N" TEIform="l">Soft as a doveling stirs.</l></lg>
<pb n="87" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6813"/>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="37" part="N" TEIform="l">A child's confiding touch and gaze,</l>
<l n="38" part="N" TEIform="l">A child's voice in her ears;</l>
<l n="39" part="N" TEIform="l">A babbled pity for the pain,</l>
<l n="40" part="N" TEIform="l">And tenderness for tears.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="41" part="N" TEIform="l">Dark Janet, of the stony heart,</l>
<l n="42" part="N" TEIform="l">Beyond the old briar fence,</l>
<l n="43" part="N" TEIform="l">What brought that peeping child to you</l>
<l n="44" part="N" TEIform="l">With healing consequence?</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="45" part="N" TEIform="l">Then Janet, of the lonely heart,</l>
<l n="46" part="N" TEIform="l">Answered the springtime calls,</l>
<l n="47" part="N" TEIform="l">And stooping, gathered up the love</l>
<l n="48" part="N" TEIform="l">That came as manna falls.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e6856"><pb n="88" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6857"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">The Slaughterman's Child.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">I WATCHED the slaughterman's child</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Running to meet him;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Confident, loving and glad,</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">Shouting to greet him.</l>
<l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">All day long, I and the rest—</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">Barbaric enough—</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Had strove by humanity's habit</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">To send him home rough;</l>
<l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">To match his heart to his surface;</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">To stamp him; to hurt him;</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">So the gentler things of his nature</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">Should shrink and desert him.</l>
<l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">So I watched the slaughterman's child</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">Run forth to meet him;</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">Confident, loving and glad,</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">Shouting to greet him.</l>
<l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">I saw his eyes kindle, grow soft;</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">His hands flash forward to hold her;</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">He is free of the shambles—a father,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">No butcher, enfolds her.</l>
<l n="21" part="N" TEIform="l">Thank God that we, who condemn him</l>
<l n="22" part="N" TEIform="l">To violence and thunder,</l>
<l n="23" part="N" TEIform="l">Have only disfigured the surface,</l>
<l n="24" part="N" TEIform="l">And not the man under.</l></lg>
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<div1 type="poem" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="div1" id="d44e6939"><pb n="89" TEIform="pb" id="d44e6940"/><head type="div1" TEIform="head">Consecrated.</head>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="1" part="N" TEIform="l">CARELESS he rode by the way;</l>
<l n="2" part="N" TEIform="l">Careless he kissed the maid;</l>
<l n="3" part="N" TEIform="l">Sudden upon his soul</l>
<l n="4" part="N" TEIform="l">She put the accolade.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="5" part="N" TEIform="l">He carried her kiss on his mouth</l>
<l n="6" part="N" TEIform="l">The long road home;</l>
<l n="7" part="N" TEIform="l">Not for one day his bliss,</l>
<l n="8" part="N" TEIform="l">But for every day to come.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="9" part="N" TEIform="l">He carries her kiss on his mouth,</l>
<l n="10" part="N" TEIform="l">And his feet are sure,</l>
<l n="11" part="N" TEIform="l">Evermore by that kiss</l>
<l n="12" part="N" TEIform="l">The way of his life is pure.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="13" part="N" TEIform="l">For she was his Woman Soul</l>
<l n="14" part="N" TEIform="l">He met by the winding way,</l>
<l n="15" part="N" TEIform="l">When idly he rode forth</l>
<l n="16" part="N" TEIform="l">To waste his idle day.</l></lg>
<lg type="stanza" org="uniform" sample="complete" part="N" TEIform="lg"><l n="17" part="N" TEIform="l">He stooped for the careless kiss</l>
<l n="18" part="N" TEIform="l">By the leisured path he trod,</l>
<l n="19" part="N" TEIform="l">And he lifted his face a knight,</l>
<l n="20" part="N" TEIform="l">For the kiss she gave was God.</l></lg>
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