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A Vicar's Poems


A Vicar's Poems

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    George Hill Bottome
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. Excerpt from book: Section 3TO W. M. B. Old Boy, an ocean rolls between us two, Who first shall cross it ? Shall the New Year see Thee once again beneath the brighter blue Of thine own skies, or shall I traveller be And cross the dark blue wastes that lead to thee— And breathe old England's air again, and find An English welcome waiting, full and free? In either case Fate could not be more kind. And yet perchance this year and many more Shall fade ere we shall see each other's eyes. Its close may find us lingering on the shore And gazing seaward as its last hour dies. Ah well! Thank God no deeper oceans roll Between our loves, dividing soul from soul. EXPECTATION As one who weary of the day's despite Longs for the deep dark hours of shadowy sleep: Impatient lingers in the dying light, Listening vaguely to the winds that keep Perpetual moan, as waves that overleap The rocky shores that bind the great sea in, Or like the notes of some old song that creep Into the throbbing silence faint and thin, So wait I for that hour which sundereth The life without me from that inner life, Patient I wait, as for the shadowy rest Of some great love, where to forget the strife And pain that linger here were best, Whether it cometh now or after death. A QUERY "Why is Light given him whose way is hid?" What lands lie just beyond the sunset glow? Why must we toil the dark and gloom amid And only trust what we may never know ? Some time we fancy that we hear the flow Of the wide sea, and list if we may hear The summons, lingering while the swift days go, The voice we've waited for so many a year. Ah, well! we've had our dreams, though into day The golden lands with night's dark shadows flee. Thank God that we may dream! and let us be Guides to the many who have ...  
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