COME, MY BELOVED, HEAR FROM ME 77
Still, O beloved, let me hear
The great bell beating far and nearó
The odd, unknown, enchanted gong
That on the road hales men along.
That from the mountain calls afar,
That lures a vessel from a star,
And with a still, aerial sound
Makes all the earth enchanted ground.
Love, and the love of life and act
Dance, live and smg through all our furrowed
Till the great God enamoured gives To him who reads, to him who lives, That rare and fair romantic strain That whoso hears must hear again.
SINCE YEARS AGO FOR EVERMORE
SINCE years ago for evermore My cedar ship I drew to shore ; And to the road and riverbed And the green, nodding reeds, I said Mine ignorant and last farewell: Now with content at home I dwell, And now divide my sluggish life Betwixt my verses and my wife: