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Texte du rabat Excerpt from Selected Poems: Old and NewA few of the poems have not appeared before. The sonnets 'for Dreyfus,' hav... Lire la suite
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Excerpt from Selected Poems: Old and New

A few of the poems have not appeared before. The sonnets 'for Dreyfus,' having been written in eager indignation and sympathy while this book was actually passing through the press, are possibly too much touched by the heat and passion of the moment, and hardly give enough honour to those true sons and daughters of France who have, by stupendous effort and at immeasurable sacrifice and risk, done their utmost to right a great wrong.

As for the rest of the book, the harvestings here tied together make a sheaf in which the red poppies may, if Offered to my friends, seem to the passer-bygood for little but to send him to sleep, and the ears of corn hardly worthy to be laid upon the Altar. Yet, even in so limited a field, where the harvest itself is only what may be carried in the hand, and where the harvester is smitten with a passionate wish that the ground had been richer and deeper, even here, the plough and the harrow have been busy through many days of many years, that the sun and wind Of heaven might not scatter their gifts wholly in vain, and that now and again some garnered seed of the centuries might, when wafted hither, find a fruitful grave. Had the ears been fuller, the grain riper, then, perhaps, even around this handful of harvestings, having nothing else to give, I might in gratitude have entwined the names of London, my birthplace; Oswestry, my first home; Nottingham, always kind to me for my father's sake; New York, Knutsford and Manchester, that long ago helped me to my only years of comparative leisure; and Oxford, the giver of more than can be written.

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Titre: Selected Poems
Sous-titre: Old and New (Classic Reprint)
Code EAN: 9780484878999
ISBN: 0484878999
Format: Livre Relié
Genre: Poésie et théâtre
nombre de pages: 166
Poids: 380g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T13mm
Année: 2018