5. How Long? How long, O Prince of Peace, how long? We sicken of the shame
Of this wild war that wraps the world, a roaring dragon-flame
Fed on earth's glorious youth, high hearts all passionate to cope
6. Our First War-christmas HARD to wait for the postman's tramp
Up the snowy walk, for the hand that gropes
Deep in his pack, while the children tease
7. The End Of May THE fragrant air is full of down,
Of floating, fleecy things
From some forgotten fairy town
8. In A Northern Wood FRAGRANT are the cedar-boughs stretching green and level,
Feasting-halls where waxwings flit at their spicy revel,
But O the pine, the questing pine, that flings its arms on high
9. Night And Morning THE night was loud with tumult; trees were torn
Sheer from their roots by the delirious wind;
In some waste dreamland wandered all forlorn
10. Pigeon Post White wing, white wing,
Lily of the air,
What word dost bring,
11. Spain Across New England snows
Flash visions from afar,
Lithe gipsies on their toes
12. Playmates SUMMER fervors slacken;
Sumac torches dim;
There's bronze upon the bracken;
13. Our Crown Of Praise A PRAISE beyond all other praise of ours
This nation holds in jealous trust for him
Who may approve himself, even in these dim,
14. Glory At the crowded gangway they kissed good-bye.
He had half a mind to scold her.
An officer's mother and not keep dry
16. The Perfect Day GOD made a day of blue and gold,
Sweet as a violet,
As merry as a marigold;
17. Around The Sun THE weazen planet Mercury,
Whose song is done,
â?? Rash heart that drew too near
18. Wild Europe WILD Europe, red with Woden's dreadful dew,
On fire with Loki's hate, more savage than
Beasts that we shame by likening to man,
19. Waywise THE darkest wood that the north-wind stings
Hath its balsamum and its silverlings,
Its violet interspace.
20. Blood Road The Old Year groaned as he trudged away,
His guilty shadow black on the snow,
And the heart of the glad New Year turned grey
21. Two Centuries Two centuries' winter storms have lashed the changing sands of Falmouth's shore,
Deep-voiced, the winds, swift winged, wild, have echoed there the ocean's roar.
But though the north-east gale unleashed, rage-blind with power, relentless beat,
22. Jerusalem AT last, at last the Crescent
Falls back before the Cross.
Great spirits, incandescent
23. The Red Cross Nurse ONE summer day, gleaming in memory,
We drove, my Joy and I,
Through fragrant hawthorn lanes
24. To My Country O dear my Country, beautiful and dear,
Love cloth not darken sight.
God looketh through Love's eyes, whose vision clear
25. Our First Families SWEET are the manners of the wood,
Our only old society,
Where all the folk are glad and good
26. Apollo Laughs 'APOLLO laughs,' the proverb tells,
Far echo of old oracles,
A Delphic waif, â??'Once in the year,
27. New Roads FAR road for words that rush,
Swifter than meteors flush
28. The Horses 'Thus far 80,000 horses have been shipped from the United States to the European belligerents.'
WHAT was our share in the sinning,
That we must share the doom?
29. The Falmouth Bell Never was there lovelier town
Than our Falmouth by the sea.
Tender curves of sky look down
30. To Our President HOPE of the Nations, lift thy stricken heart.
Thyself art Sorrow, and to thee the cry
Of battle-anguish comes more piercingly
31. To Heavy Hearts HEAVY hearts, your jubilee
Droops about the Christmas Tree.
Sudden sighs cut off the laughter,
32. His Bit GALLANTLY swung the old carpenter up to his door,
Drums and fifes in his tread,
But softly he crossed the braided mats on the floor,
33. Robin—s Secret â??T IS the blithest, bonniest weather for a bird to flirt a feather,
For a bird to trill and warble, all his wee red breast a-swell.
I â??ve a secret. You may listen till your blue eyes dance and glisten,
45. Don't You See? The day was hotter than words can tell,
So hot the jelly-fish wouldn't jell.
The halibut went all to butter,
46. April In September WHAT song is in the sap of this brave oak-tree
That to the north-star faces,
Ravened each June by caterpillar masses
47. Man Overboard YOUNG, the naked stoker who went
Mad with the fires and leapt to the sea,
Boyhood still in the voice that sent
48. In August BESIDE the country road with truant grace
Wild carrot lifts its circles of white lace.
From vines whose interwoven branches drape
49. The Titanic As she sped from dawn to gloaming, a palace upon the sea,
Did the waves from her proud bows foaming whisper what port should be?
That her maiden voyage was tending to a haven hushed and deep,
50. Children Of The War SHRUNKEN little bodies, pallid baby faces,
Eyes of staring terror, innocence defiled,
Tiny bones that strew the sand of silent places,
A portal as of shadowy adamant
Stands yawning on the highway of the life
Which we all tread, a cavern huge and gaunt;
Around it rages an unceasing strife
Of shadows, like the restless clouds that haunt
The gap of some cleft mountain, lifted high
Into the whirlwinds of the upper sky.
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