I MEANT to have but modest need…
Such as content, and heaven;
Within my income these could lie,
And life and I keep even.
But since the last included both,
I counted till they danced so
Their slippers leaped the town,
And then I took a pencil
To note the rebels down.
And then they grew so jolly
Remembrance has a Rear and Front…
’Tis something like a House -
It has a Garret also
For Refuse and the Mouse.
Besides the deepest Cellar
Are Friends Delight or Pain?
Could Bounty but remain
Riches were good -
But if they only stay
Ampler to fly away
THE brain within its groove
Runs evenly and true;
But let a splinter swerve,
’T were easier for you
To put the water back
The wind begun to rock the grass
With threatening tunes and low,—
He flung a menace at the earth,
A menace at the sky.
The leaves unhooked themselves fro…
When Katie walks, this simple pai…
When Katie runs unwearied they fo…
When Katie kneels, their loving h…
Ah! Katie! Smile at Fortune, wit…
Our share of night to bear—
Our share of morning—
Our blank in bliss to fill
Our blank in scorning—
So well that I can live without—
I love thee—then How well is that…
As well as Jesus?
Prove it me
I NEVER lost as much but twice,
And that was in the sod;
Twice have I stood a beggar
Before the door of God!
Angels, twice descending,
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,
The bustle in a house
The morning after death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon earth,—
The sweeping up the heart,
A something in a summer’s Day
As slow her flambeaux burn away
Which solemnizes me.
A something in a summer’s noon—
I should not dare to leave my frie…
Because—because if he should die
While I was gone—and I—too late—
Should reach the Heart that wante…
For this’—accepted Breath’—
Through it’—compete with Death’—
The fellow cannot touch this Crow…
By it’—my title take’—