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Songs from Edgewood


Songs from Edgewood

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    Stephen Henry Thayer
Excerpt from book: IN THE AUTUMN GARDEN-CLOSE IN the autumn garden-close Neither lily nor the rose Greets me, nor can one there see Fruit or foliage on the tree: In the boughs no birds shall sing,— Southward flew they, fleet of wing, While along the crannied wall Prone the vine,— its leaves let fall: There the sere and pallid stocks, Robbed of sheaves and silken shocks, Ghostly stand, and by the hedge, Rifled of its blood-stained pledge, Lies the strawberry bed, alas! Tangled in the weedy grass: In the autumn garden-close All is lifeless as the rose! In the autumn garden-close, Where the lily and the rose Lifeless lie like some lost bliss, Dream I of a fancied kiss: IO IN THE AUTUMN GARDEN CLOSE There a faintly visioned form — Lily-white, yet rosy-warm — Leans against the parapet, Thrilling all my being yet: Phantom feet tread lightly there: Sunshine melts in golden hair: Airy songs escape sweet lips, Fairy, tapering finger-tips Pluck the lily and the rose In the autumn garden-close. There a gracious smile once stirred My fool-heart to say the word: There — ah! there I whispered low, " Love," to which she answered " No!" "No," that made the garden-close Desolate as winter snows! Yet, I cannot tell you why, In that place — though now shall sigh Drearily the autumn winds,— My mute loneliness still finds Love — though lifeless as the rose — Sacred in its garden-close. ECCE SIGNUM ! (IN MEMORY OF E. C. K.) IN the dark night, the night of sleep, I, gazing upward through the deep, See thee, pale moon, thy vigil keep. Thou hauntest earth though thou art dead: A wandering spectre, garmented In ghostly lustre overhead. Marvel, O heart, that death can hold Such fire, drawn from the burning gold Of the great sun, and yet be cold: That death, so clothed ...  
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  • Stephen Henry Thayer
  • General Books LLC
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