He ate and drank the precious Wor…
His Spirit grew robust -
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was Dust -
He danced along the dingy Days
FATE slew him, but he did not dr…
She felled’—he did not fall’—
Impaled him on her fiercest stakes…
He neutralized them all.
She stung him, sapped his firm adv…
Conjecturing a Climate
Of unsuspended Suns—
Adds poignancy to Winter—
The Shivering Fancy turns
How lonesome the Wind must feel N…
When people have put out the Ligh…
And everything that has an Inn
Closes the shutter and goes in—
How pompous the Wind must feel No…
Bloom upon the Mountain’—stated’—
Blameless of a Name’—
Efflorescence of a Sunset’—
Promise This’—When You be Dying’…
Some shall summon Me’—
Mine belong Your latest Sighing’—
Mine’—to Belt Your Eye’—
Purples of Ages—pause for you—
Sunset—reviews her Sapphire Regim…
IF I can stop one heart from brea…
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching…
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
All men for Honor hardest work
But are not known to earn -
Paid after they have ceased to wor…
In Infamy or Urn -
A Coffin—is a small Domain,
Yet able to contain
A Citizen of Paradise
In it diminished Plane.
A Grave—is a restricted Breadth—
WITHIN my reach!
I could have touched!
I might have chanced that way!
Soft sauntered through the village…
Sauntered as soft away!
DELIGHT becomes pictorial
When viewed through pain,—
More fair, because impossible
That any gain.
The mountain at a given distance
Oh Shadow on the Grass,
Art thou a Step or not?
Go make thee fair my Candidate
My nominated Heart -
Oh Shadow on the Grass
Where Thou art’—that’—is Home’—
Cashmere’—or Calvary’—the same’—
I scarce esteem Location’s Name’—
Me from Myself — to banish —
Had I Art —
Impregnable my Fortress
Unto All Heart —