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A Song of Long Ago

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

A Song of Long Ago:

Sing it lightly—sing it low—

Sing it softly—like the lisping of the lips we used to know

When our baby-laughter spilled

From the glad hearts ever filled

With music blithe as robin ever trilled!

Let the fragrant summer breeze,

And the leaves of locust-trees,

And the apple-buds and blossoms, and the wings of honey-bees,

All palpitate with glee,

Till the happy harmony

Brings back each childish joy to you and me.

Let the eyes of fancy turn

Where the tumbled pippins burn

Like embers in the orchard’s lap of tangled grass and fern,—

There let the old path wind

In and out and on behind

The cider-press that chuckles as we grind.

Blend in the song the moan

Of the dove that grieves alone,

And the wild whir of the locust, and the bumble’s drowsy drone;

And the low of cows that call

Through the pasture-bars when all

The landscape fades away at evenfall.

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Breathing

Richard Carr University of North Texas Press PDF
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Tell Me about the Fates

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF
Medium 9781574414479

Guide

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc University of North Texas Press PDF
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Strip Mall

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF

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