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PURE MORNING

 

When we at mom to the gardens, from many dreams weary, came,
All the earth, like our souls, we beheld abloom in the flame,
And of winds, and waters, and plants, and the birds and the bees we would know,
In the night that is o'er, thro' our garden what mystical being did go?

The sand played, changed into gold, where the sacred footprints were left,
The balm-laden waters murmured, as tho’ they by angels were cleft;
Each breath had life's potence, as tho' for a hundred glowing days,
And the awe of the newly-born was seen in every gaze.

The load of our grievous secrets, as tho' 'twere thy will we have borne,
A missive in humbleness kissed, ere the seal asunder is torn;
And the enemy who is lurking asleep at our every gate,
Was like to thy wearied envoy whom we with a welcome await.

In solitudes havoc-ridden, on paths where the demons tread,
Our yearnings' delicate garden blooms e'en as a lily-bed;
And they whose ardour was greatest, the most well-liking and sweet
Of women, in gleaming array, we as spotless sisters did greet.

"The Hands".

 

 
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Original:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1929, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 
Translation:

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1970, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.