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English Poetry. Richard Watson Gilder. The New Day. Part 2. 1. Words without Song. Ричард Уотсон Гилдер.






Richard Watson Gilder (Ричард Уотсон Гилдер)

The New Day. Part 2. 1. Words without Song


There was a field green and fragrant with grass and flowers, and flooded with sunlight, and the air above it throbbed with the songs of birds. It was yet morning when a great darkness spread over the earth, and out of the darkness lightning, and after the lightning fire that consumed every green thing; and the singing birds fell dying upon the blackened grass. The thunder and the flame past, but it was still dark—till a ray of light touched the field’s edge and grew, little by little. Then one who listened heard—not the songs of birds again, but the flutter of broken wings.

Richard Watson Gilder’s other poems:

  1. The New Day. Part 3. 30. The Sower
  2. The New Day. Part 3. 4. “What Would I Win Thee To?”
  3. The New Day. Part 3. 15. Listening to Music
  4. The New Day. Part 3. 22. The Lover’s Lord and Master
  5. The New Day. Part 3. 23. Song (My love grew with the growing night)




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