The old gate clicks, and down the walk, Between clove-pink and hollyhock, Still young of face though gray of lock, Among her garden's flowers she goes At evening's close, Deep in her hair a yellow rose. The old house shows one gable-peak Above its trees; and sage and leek Blend with the rose their scents: the creek, Leaf-hidden, past the garden flows, That on it snows Pale petals of the yellow rose. The crickets pipe in dewy damps; And everywhere the fireflies' lamps Flame like the lights of Faery camps; While, overhead, the soft sky Share this poet:.
Do you like this poet? Can Such Things Be? Meseemed that while she played, while Hours: Mon - Fri, 10a - p Sat, 10a - 3p. Louisville, KY New Paintings by Madison Cawein. March 31 - April Click here to see more works by Madison Cawein. Lead me, thou Bard of Beauty, through those caves. The season of the rose and peace is past:. Love hath no place in her,. Out of the East, as from an unknown shore,. The night has set her outposts there. I heard the wind last night that cried and wept.
O day, so sicklied o'er with night! The slanted storm tossed at their feet. A disc of violet blue,. Don't know what to do to-day. The shivering wind sits in the oaks, whose limbs,. O Maytime woods! O Maytime lanes and hours! Unto the soul's companionship. Far off a wind blew, and I heard. I Oft have met her slowly wandering.
Long hosts of sunlight, and the bright wind blows. Red-Faced as old carousal, and with eyes. As when with oldtime passion for this Land. Clove-spicy pinks and phlox that fill the sense. Old homes among the hills! I love their gardens;. I love their gardens,. Last night we were kept awake. Old Man Rain at the windowpane. There is nothing at all to do to-day. Bald, with old eyes a blood-shot blue, he comes.
Old Sis Snow, with hair ablow,. Once I found an ant-lion's hole.
Sad o'er the hills the poppy sunset died. To-morrow and to-morrow.
I Thought of the road through the glen,. All the poppies in their beds. I had forgot how, in my day. They hold their own, they have no peers. Down all the lanterned Bagdad of our youth. He sang a song as he sowed the field,. There is no inspiration in the view. You remember how the mist,. You remember, the deep mist,. Let us bid the world good-by,. The mottled moth at eventide. The cricket in the rose-bush hedge. Heat lightning flickers in one cloud,. They who die young are blest. We, whom God sets a task,. With her 't is well now.
She died young,. He was not learned in any art;. I seemed to stand before a temple walled. Behold a hag whom Life denies a kiss. On nights like this, when bayou and lagoon. Beyond lost seas of summer she. In mail of black my limbs I girt,. Here I have heard on hills the battle clash.
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- Cawein, Madison Julius 1865-1914.
Spare us our Dreams, O God! The dream we dreamed. Let me forget her face! When Fall drowns morns in mist, it seems. The gods, who could loose and bind. Haunter of green intricacies,. The wine-loud laughter of indulged Desire. Here where the coves indent the shore and fall. What words of mine can tell the spell. So sick of dreams! Her violets in thine eyes. Baroque, but beautiful, between the lunes,.
I am a part of all you see. Above his misered embers, gnarled and gray,. What am I, and what is he. O Hades! O false gods! High on a throne of noisome ooze and heat,. This was her home; one mossy gable thrust. This is the face of her. The vat-like cups of the fungus, filled. Upon the summit of his Century. Who hath beheld the goddess face to face,. Out of the past the dim leaves spoke to me. Summer met Sleep at sunset,. Let us go far from here! Above the world a glare. She bewitched me in my childhood,. There is no rhyme that is half so sweet. I saw the Summer through her garden go,.
How often hope's fair flower blooms richest where. Man's are the learnings of his books. There are some things I call riddles,. Universes are the pages. Oh, for a soul that fulfills. To Myth And Romance. There is a poetry that speaks. What loveliness the years contrive. Whether it be that we in letters trace. Low belts of rushes ragged with the blast;. Now when wan winter sunsets be. A Log-Hut in the solitude,. Now rests the season in forgetfulness,. From the lyrical eclogue"One Day and Another". It is as if imperial trumpets broke. There's a boy that you must know,.
Around, the stillness deepened; then the grain. I hear the hoofs of horses. When on the leaves the rain persists,. The locust builds its are of sound. Yea, why I love thee let my heart repeat:. Listen, dearest! When April comes, and pelts with buds. High in the place of outraged liberty,. I shall not soon forget her and her eyes,. Here in the dusk I see her face again. No more for him, where hills look down,. The roses mourn for her who sleeps. There is a music of immaculate love,. Under the brindled beech,. Dear heart and love! A sense of sadness in the golden air;. A Sense of sadness in the golden air,.
At moonset when ghost speaks with ghost,. What ogive gates from gold of Ophir wrought,. It was beneath a waning moon when all the woods were sear,. What mines the morning heavens unfold! Riley, whose pen has made the world your debtor,. Master of human harmonies, where gong. Thus have I pictured her: - In Arden old. Oh, go not to the lonely hill,.
Thus have I pictured her: In Arden old. I rode to death, for I fought for shame. Above the circus of the world she sat,. All the roses now are gone,. I had the strangest dream last night:. See how the rose leaves fall. Above her, pearl and rose the heavens lay;. When my mother is n't here,. Miranda-like, above the world she waves. Oh, to see in the night in a May moon's light.
I heard the forest's green heart beat. They lean their faces to me through. It came to me in my sleep,. A Sufi debauchee of dreams. Hold up thy head and crush. An agate-black, your roguish eyes. An agate black thy roguish eyes. The partridge-berry flecks with flame the way. The bubbled blue of morning-glory spires,. By the burnished laurel line. Here is a tale for proper men and virgins:. I passed a cottage 'twixt the town and wood,.
The doubtful dawn came dim and wan,. She is so much to me, to me,. Dark in the west the sunset's sombre wrack. There is a legend of an old Hartz tower. I found myself among the trees. Sleep is a spirit, who beside us sits,. The moon, like a round device. Deep-hearted roses of the purple dusk.
The face of the world is a homely face,. The ant is busy with its house,. Some reckon time by stars,. Unto the portal of the House of Song,. When the poppies, with their shields,. It's up and out with the bat and owl! Wafted o'er purple seas,. Far over the summer sea,.
Death takes her hand and leads her through the waste. Often, when I wake at night,. Little leaves, that lean your ears. Where hast thou folded thy pinions,. When on the mountain tops ray-crowned Apollo. First Came the rain, loud, with sonorous lips;. The sun set late; and left along the west.
John's Eve. Dizzily round. A weed-grown slope, whereon the rain. The sun sinks scarlet as a barberry. Against the pane the darkness, wet and cold,. I looked into the night and saw. Craft's silent sister and the daughter deep. We have no castles,. Hear you r o music in the creaks. How some succeed who have least need,. Success allures us in the earth and skies:. Hang out your loveliest star, O Night!
O Night! The slender snail clings to the leaf,. Now Lucifer ignites her taper bright. The spring is coming! Deep with divine tautology,. Low clouds, the lightning veins and cleaves,. The moth and beetle wing about. Blood-Coloured oaks, that stand against a sky of gold and brass;. A Sea of onyx are the skies,. In the waste places, in the dreadful night,.
Under the boughs of spring. The little tents the wildflowers raise. With helms of lightning, glittering in the skies,. The trees took on fantastic shapes. Here's to her who bears the name. The clouds that tower in storm, that beat. The times they had kissed and parted. When to that house I came which, long ago,.
Here is a tale for maidens and for mothers:. In story books, when I was very young,. Here is a tale for artists and for writers:. Night and the sea, and heaven overhead. God made that night of pearl and ivory,. Here is a tale for poets and for players:. Booted and spurred he rode toward the west,. Black clouds hung low and heavy,. Here is a tale for sportsmen when at table:. Down silver precipices drawn. With soul self-blind. Her life was bound to crutches: pale and bent,.
Had a birthday yesterday. I had not found the road too short,. I know not if she be unkind,. And thus it came my feet were led. From morn till noon upon the window-pane. This is the path he used to take,. And he had mused on lands each bird,. Sodden and shivering, in mud and rain,. There's a boy who lives next door;. Out in Oldham County once. Youth, with an arrogant air, Passes me by:. It seemed the listening forest held its breath.
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To it the forest tells The mystery that haunts its heart and folds. Not far from here, it lies beyond. Ere wild haws, looming in the glooms,. In some glad way I know thereof:. Ere wild-haws, looming in the glooms,. Here is a tale for any one who wishes:. April calling, April calling, April calling me!
The tufted gold of the sassafras,. Once a charcoal wagon passed,. Deep in a valley, green with ancient beech,. The sunset was a sleepy gold,. He makes a roadway of the crumbling fence,. Christmas is just one week off,. Wide-walled it stands in heathen lands. The melancholy of the woods and plains. The wild-plum tree, whose leaves grow thin,. Shut it out of the heart this grief,. There, from its entrance, lost in matted vines,. He found the road so long and lone.
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Calling, the heron flies athwart the blue. O cheerly, cheerly by the road. Here is a tale for those who sing with reason:. First of the insect choir, in the spring. Here is a tale for all who wish to listen:. The cross I bear no man shall know. The Season speaks this year of life. The Nights of song and story,. Let us mix a cup of Joy. Summer, gowned in catnip-gray,.
The west builds high a sepulcher. The West builds high a sepulchre. Between the darkness and the day. Her heart is still and leaps no more. So Love is dead, the Love we knew of old! Ah, not for us the Heavens that hold. Woman's a star, a rose;. Devil's Race-Horse seems to me. The scent of dittany was hot.
It seemed the afternoon. There is a place I know it well. The beauty of the day put joy,. I saw her twins of eyelids listless swoon. I have lain for an hour or twain. Below, the tawny Tagus swept. Even as a child he loved to thrid the bowers,. I have seen her limpid eyes.
Far as the eye can see, in domes and spires,. Through woods the Spanish moss makes gray,. I saw the spirit of the pines that spoke. Where thronged poppies with globed shields. I do not love you now,. Pods the poppies, and slim spires of pods. Pods are the poppies, and slim spires of pods. The rose, that wrote its message on the noon's. There are moments when, as missions,. To arms! Day after Day, young with eternal beauty,. This is the tale they tell,.
Woods of wonder, wonder ways,. Ai me! A wall of crumbling stones doth keep. Yes, I love the homestead. There is a hall in every house,. The fathers of our fathers they were men! The joys that touched thee once, be mine! The misty rain makes dim my face,. Imperial Madness, will of hand,. Rocks, trees and rocks; and down a mossy stone. It happened this way: He was just a lad,. Shaggy with skins of frost-furred gray and drab,. Where was I last Friday night? The cut-throat darkness hemmed me 'round:. Squaw-Berry, bramble, Solomon's-seal,.
Deep in the hush of a mighty wood. Push back the brambles, berry-blue:. I climbed a forest path and found. I Climbed a forest path and found. I met him here at Ammendorf one Spring. The source of laughter lies so near to tears,. Not while I live may I forget. There's a house across the street. Here's the tale my father told,.
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There in the past I see her as of old,. How long had I sat there and had not beheld. Gold-haired she stood among the golden-rod,. She comes, the dreamy daughter. Here is a tale for spinsters at their sewing:. What joy you take in making hotness hotter,. The grasshopper, that sang its sleepy song. What is that which walks by night. She stood among the longest ferns. Globed in Heav'n's tree of azure, golden mellow.
There a tattered marigold. The shadows sit and stand about its door. Its casements' diamond disks of glass. Here in the golden darkness. On the black road through the wood. Whiten, oh whiten, O clouds of lawn! God made her body out of foam and flowers,. This is the heart's own day:. Not into these dark cities,. A grey, bald hillside, bristling here and there.
A human skull in a church-yard lay;.
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As slaughter red the long creek crawls. To come in touch with mysteries. There is no joy of earth that thrills. Ten-hundred deep the drifted daisies break.