Ballads

Ballads

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Excerpt from book: THOSE OTHER TIMES. Those other times ! those other times ! That dream of passion past and o'er! Can other times and other climes Come back once more ? So sweet, so fair, so long gone by, Remember'd only with a sigh In my sad rhymes ! THOSE OTHER TIMES. 25 Those other times ! those other times ! How strange and subtle are their spells ! Once more I hear the airy chimes Of village bells. Once more that voice so long unheard Whispers my name, and blends the word With my sad rhymes ! EURYDICK Must these eyes no more behold thee, Eurydice ? Shall these arms no more enfold thee, Eurydice ? Alas ! in dreams I sometimes meet thee, As we met ere Hades' portal Closed between us; and I greet thee, EURYDICE. 27 Call thee mine, and deem thee mortal, Eurydice! Call thee mine as, hand in hand, We wander by the well-known strand, Eurydice! Call thee mine, and softly sing One of the old passionate lays, Touching here and there a string, In the pauses of my praise? Touching here and there a string Of the old God-given lute, While the charmed sea-bird, mute, Hovers on suspended wing ! Dreaming thus, I hear thee speak, Eurydice! I feel thy warm breath on my cheek, Eurydice! I see thine eyes reflect my own, I kiss thy hair, I clasp thy hands, I mark our double shadow thrown Along the lengthening sands. I crown thee with the wild sea-flowers, Eurydice! The happy days go by like hours, Eurydice! Then, shelter'd from the noonday heat, In fragrant depths of mossy caves Thou sleepest, and the little waves Steal up and kiss thy feet. So I woo'd thee, so I won thee, EURYDICE. 29 As the evening shades were creeping O'er the sunshine of the meadows, Eurydice! Canst thou hear me call upon thee, Euryd...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217443296
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 3 mm
Width: 150 mm
ISBN-10: 021744329X
Publisher Date: 14 Oct 2010
Height: 225 mm
No of Pages: 48
Series Title: English
Weight: 90.8 gr
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