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English Poetry. James Weldon Johnson. Deep in the Quiet Wood. Джеймс Уэлдон Джонсон.






James Weldon Johnson (Джеймс Уэлдон Джонсон)

Deep in the Quiet Wood

Are you bowed down in heart?
Do you but hear the clashing discords and the din of life?
Then come away, come to the peaceful wood,
Here bathe your soul in silence. Listen! Now,
From out the palpitating solitude
Do you not catch, yet faint, elusive strains?
They are above, around, within you, everywhere.
Silently listen! Clear, and still more clear, they come.
They bubble up in rippling notes, and swell in singing tones.
Now let your soul run the whole gamut of the wondrous scale
Until, responsive to the tonic chord,
It touches the diapason of God's grand cathedral organ,
Filling earth for you with heavenly peace
And holy harmonies.

James Weldon Johnson’s other poems:

  1. Down by the Carib Sea. 4. The Lottery Girl
  2. The Color Sergeant
  3. Mother Night
  4. Down by the Carib Sea. 6. Sunset in the Tropics
  5. The Temptress




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