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The Winged Spirt: And Other Poems


The Winged Spirt: And Other Poems

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    Marie Tudor Garland
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1918 Original Publisher: G.P. Putnam's sons Subjects: American poetry Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General Literary Criticism / Poetry Poetry / General Poetry / Anthologies Poetry / American / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: MY PASSION A Lean-bellied wolf, prowling hungry-eyed, Ready to destroy all I hold most dear: Held submissive by some force sensed in me This wild, untamed creature is brought to heel. Would I then have it other than it is? Have it a lamb, content to nibble grass? No! a thousand times No! Let it be wild, The thing that it is. I would have it lean, Hard driven by hunger and thirst, but wild, And true to me -- one that calls upon all, All that is in me to hold it in check When it must hunt or die, I'll let it go, I'll hunt with it: that same power restrained Shall then be let loose to drive this creature To its prey whose death shall make us three one. THE SUN CAN LIGHT The sun can only light one side the tree, There on the other side must the shadow be: When thrown by death in deep obscurity, Light too is there, if only we will see. So light and darkness changing constantly, As sun and shadow round about the tree, Are but the symbols of infinity, Life's constant change and mutability. THE WOMAN You scorn my son, who has to bear my name Because his father left me to my "shame." You thrust my name upon him as a slight, I give it proudly -- deem it his by right. By birth my power of motherhood to me Was given, and mine remains, though Property This new-found god of man, o'errides the earth And drives away the sanctity of birth. The mother's task to...  
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