Impressions: A Book of Verse

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IMPRESSIONS


A BOOK OF VERSE


LILLA CABOT PERRY


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BOSTON
COPELAND AND DAY
MDCCCXCVIII



 

COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY COPELAND AND DAY

 



DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY
OF TWO FRIENDS



CONTENTS

A LOVE STORY
a summer evening in the city page 3
his morning thought 4
love's prayer 5
i ask no more 6
a misunderstanding 7
the truth entire 8
a short separation: he 9
a short separation: she 10
he is dejected 11
love's gift 12
exile: her spoken thought 13
exile: her thought unspoken 14
she is frightened at his anger at her resolving on a long absence 15
a letter she wrote but did not send 16
no letter from him! 17
she thinks he is changed 18
she loves 19
she hopes 20
she despairs 21
her letter on hearing him ill spoken of 22
self-encouragement 23
his answer 24
her answer to a sceptical letter 25
his answer 26
on receiving his letter 27
meeting after long absence: as she feared it would be 28
after long absence: as it was 29
the end 30
   
   
LOVE AND DEATH
love and death 33
death, thou art beautiful 34
sorrow 35
at sorrow's window 36
too late 37
not dead 38
in days gone by: rondeau redoublé 39
requiescat in pace 40
the smiling dead 41
some graves there are 42
life and death 43
a word from a freed spirit 44
   
   
MISCELLANEOUS POEMS
art 47
allston's picture of lorenzo and jessica 48
a rainy day with the anthology 49
with a book of verse 50
with a flower from carnac 51
chateau d'hautefort: now 52
chateau d'hautefort: then 53
failure 54
the soul's self 55
the secrets of all hearts 56
to time 57
repentance 58
sympathy 59
grief's loneliness 60
meeting after absence and change 61
in the morning 62
to a despairing lover 63
once more 64
what the brook said 65
in answer to a question 66
song 67
song 68
song 69
cherry blossoms 70
december 71
here i lie dreaming: rondeau 72
to helen 73
to helen with a hand glass 74
love, art thou gone? 75
lady of the moonlight 76
must i then wound thee? 77
love and anger 78
el mihrab: the holy of holies of the mosque at cordova 79
to a bride 80
horseman springing from the dark: a dream 81