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The Poems of Madison Cawein, Volume 5 (of 5) Poems of meditation and of forest and field

The Poems of Madison Cawein, Volume 5 (of 5)
Poems of meditation and of forest and field
Category: American poetry
Title: The Poems of Madison Cawein, Volume 5 (of 5) Poems of meditation and of forest and field
Release Date: 2018-10-12
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Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA.
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THE POEMS OF   
MADISON CAWEIN
VOLUME V
POEMS OF MEDITATION AND
OF FOREST AND FIELD

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Here in past time he kissed her hair Page 63

The Moated Grange

THE POEMS OF
M A D I S O N   C A W E I N
Volume V

Poems of Meditation
and of Forest
and Field

Illustrated
WITH PHOTOGRAVURES AFTER PAINTINGS
BY ERIC PAPE

INDIANAPOLIS
THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY
PUBLISHERS

Copyright 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1899, 1901, 1902,
1905 and 1907, by Madison Cawein

Copyright 1896, by Copeland and Day; 1898, by
R. H. Russell


PRESS OF
BRAUNWORTH & CO.
BOOKBINDERS AND PRINTERS
BROOKLYN, N. Y.


TO MY WIFE
WHO HAS BEEN THE INSPIRATION OF MANY OF
MY POEMS

CONTENTS

POEMS OF MEDITATION
Above the Vales220
Afterword283
America271
Analogies101
Answered201
Apportionment95
Argonaut88
Aspiration249
Assumption105
At Last119
Beautiful, The131
Better Lot, The162
Blown Rose, A135
Chatterton151
Chryselephantine82
Circe67
Clairvoyance210
Conscience174
Cross, The215
Dawn236
Dead Sea Fruit116
Death172
Deity142
Dirge206
Disenchantment of Death144
Eidolons195
Eleusinian86
Encouragement223
Esoteric Beauty97
Evanescent Beautiful, The166
“Fathers of Our Fathers, The”273
Flowers115
Fortune171
Fragments140
Hallowe’en199
Higher Brotherhood, The167
House of Death, The192
House of Fear, The254
House of Song, The114
Ideal, The211
Identities197
Insomnia222
Interpreted110
Intimations of the Beautiful1
Jessamine and the Morning-Glory, The    181
Life’s Seasons177
Light and Lark, The179
Long Ago246
Lotus78
Mene Tekel Upharsin276
Microcosm170
Minorcan, The241
Mnemonics103
Moated Grange, The60
Moly80
Monochromes123
Moonmen, The186
Nepenthe136
New Year, The268
Night232
Nightfall217
Nightshade76
Ocklawaha, The238
On a Dial137
Ossian256
Our Cause281
Passion163
Pause219
Peace251
Phantasy, A228
Phantoms190
Poet of the Sierras, The270
Poppy and Mandragora70
Problems130
Proem to “Undertones”107
Puritans’ Christmas, The265
Quatrains257
Questionings139
Remembered121
Requiem117
Rest208
Revelation100
Rosemary74
Satan255
Second Sight111
Self248
Sibylline84
Sic Vos Non Vobis90
Sin253
Sleep148
Song for Old Age, A160
Soul, The173
Spring in Florida, The243
Storm226
Success113
Symphony, The153
Tempest99
Time and Death and Love227
To a Windflower168
To One Reading the Morte D’Arthure213
Toad in the Skull, The184
Tristram and Isolt231
Troglodyte, The164
Unattainable, The127
Under the Stars and Stripes279
Unencouraged Aspiration109
Unfulfilled203
Unqualified108
Unutterable138
“When the Wine-cup at the Lip”161
Wherefore230
Which?224
With the Tide92
World’s Attainment134
World’s Desire, The126
Youth175
POEMS OF FOREST AND FIELD
Achievement381
At Moonrise375
Aubade371
Awakening, The346
Ballad of Low-Lie-Down, The355
Ballad of the Rose, The398
Bertrand De Born401
Egret Hunter, The390
Forest of Shadows, The336
Hollowmas369
Heaven-Born, The396
Hylas, The289
In Solitary Places309
Lamp at the Window, The378
Man Hunt, The333
Miracle of the Dawn, The392
Music and Moonlight343
Mysteries383
November365
Old Herb-Man, The411
Old Home, The409
Penetralia394
Proem287
Revealment359
“Rose Leaves, When the Rose is Dead”340
Solitary, The413
Song of the Snow, A385
Troubadour, Pons De Capdeuil, The405
Vagabonds357
Vale of Tempe, The350
Whippoorwill Time362
Wind and Cloud296
Woman’s Love373
Wood Water, The388
Yellow Rose, A360
FOOTPATHS
After Storm445
Authorities421
Autumn Storm476
Cat-Bird, The450
Days Come and Go452
Elfin419
Elusion426
Epilogue482
First Quarter, The471
God’s Green Book441
Gray November456
Hushed House, The465
In Ages Past479
In the Beech Woods434
Jongleur, The477
Late October Woods432
Lost Garden, The429
Miser, The480
Night-Wind, The438
Old Sir John478
On the Hilltop475
The Rose’s Secret463
Sunset on the River446
Tabernacles448
Unforgotten467
Unsuccess468
Unto What End481
Waning Year, The454
Wet Day, A443
What of it Then458
Willow Water, The423
Womanhood461
Word in the Wood, The436
Zero474

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Here in Past Time He Kissed Her Hair (See page 63)Frontispiece
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Egypt262
Making it Chuckle and Sing and Speak328

TO GERTRUDE

You are weary of reading:
I am weary of song:
The one is misleading;
The other, o’er long:—
All Art’s overlong.
Ah, would it were ours
To leave them, and then,
’Mid the fields and the flowers,
Be children again,
Glad children again.
{1}

INTIMATIONS OF THE BEAUTIFUL

A thought, to lift me up to those
Sweet wildflowers of the pensive woods;
The lofty, lowly attitudes
Of bluet and of bramble-rose:
To lift me where my mind may reach
The lessons which their beauties teach.
A dream, to lead my spirit on
With sounds of fairy shawms and flutes,
And all mysterious attributes
Of skies of dusk and skies of dawn:
To lead me, like the wandering brooks,
Past all the knowledge of the books.
A song, to make my heart a guest
Of happiness whose soul is love;
One with the life that knoweth of
But song that turneth toil to rest:
To make me cousin to the birds,
Whose music needs not wisdom’s words.
{2}

I

Shall I forget, and yet behold
How Earth hath said its secret,—to
The violet’s appealing blue,—
Of fragrance; old as Earth is old,
The knowledge that is never told?
Shall I behold and yet forget,
The soft blue of the heaven fell,
Between the dusk and dawn, to tell
Its purpose, to the violet,
Of beauty none hath fathomed yet?
Between the Earth and Heav’n, above,
The wind goes singing all day long;
And he who listens to its song
May catch an instant’s meaning of
The end of life, the end of love.

II

The gods of Greece are mine once more!
The old philosophies again!
For I have drunk the hellebore
Of dreams, and dreams have made me sane—
The wine of dreams! that doth unfold
My other self,—’mid shadowy shrines{3}
Of myths which marble held of old,
Part of the Age of Bronze or Gold,—
That lives, a pagan, ’mid the pines.
Dead myths, to whom such dreams
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