Poems, Volume 2

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Ticknor and Fields, 1862

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Page 278 - in heaven, Pathway of the ghosts, the shadows, Running straight across the heavens, Crowded with the ghosts, the shadows. At the door on summer evenings Sat the little Hiawatha ; Heard the whispering of the pine-trees, Heard the lapping ot the water, Sounds of music, words of wonder; ' Minne-wawa ! " said the pine-trees, " Mudway-aushka!
Page 277 - No more work, and no more weeping, Wahonowin ! Wahonowin ! " By the shores of Gitche Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water, Stood the wigwam of Nokomis, Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis. Dark behind it rose the forest, Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees, Rose the firs with cones upon them; Bright before it beat the water, There the
Page 5 - without number. Dikes, that the hands of the farmers had raised to the eastward, Giving the village its name, and pasture to flocks with labor incessant, Shut out the turbulent tides; but at stated seasons the flood-gates Opened, and welcomed the sea to wander at will o'er the meadows. West and south there were fields of flax, and
Page 281 - the singing, fatal arrow, Like a wasp it buzzed and stung him > Dead he lay there in the forest, By the ford across the river; Beat his timid heart no longer, But the heart of Hiawatha Throbbed and shouted and exulted, As he bore the red deer homeward, And lagoo and
Page 20 - presided Over the laws of the land, and the hearts and homes of the people. Even the birds had built their nests in the scales of the balance, Having no fear of the sword that flashed in the sunshine above them. But in the course of time the laws of the
Page 22 - the staircase moved a luminous space in the darkness, Lighted less by the lamp than the shining face of the maiden. door of her chamber. Simple that chamber was, with its curtains of white, Silent she passed through the hall, and entered the and its clothes-press Ample and high, on whose spacious shelves were
Page 21 - in silence the others sat and mused by the fireside, Till Evangeline brought the draught-board out of its corner. Soon was the game begun. In friendly contention the old men Laughed at each lucky hit, or unsuccessful manoeuvre, Laughed when a man was crowned, or a breach was made in the king-row. Meanwhile
Page 50 - Shook from his little throat such floods of delirious music, That the whole air and the woods and the waves seemed silent to listen. Plaintive at first were the tones and sad; then soaring to madness Seemed they to follow or guide the revel of
Page 25 - on his snow-white Hair, as it waved in the wind; and the jolly face hearts and of waistcoats. Shadow and light from the leaves alternately played of the fiddler Glowed like a living coal when the ashes are blown from the embers. Gayly the old man sang to the vibrant sound of his fiddle, Tom les
Page 79 - sank into darkness, As when a lamp is blown out by a gust of wind at a casement. the sorrow, All the aching of heart, the restless, unsatisfied All was ended now, the hope, and the fear, and longing, All the dull, deep pain, and constant anguish of

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