Charles Hanson Towne

United States
Charles Hanson Towne
United States

Poems

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1.
Around The Corner
Around the corner I have a friend,
In this great city that has no end,
Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
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2.
Of One Self-Slain
When he went blundering back to God,
   His songs half written, his work half done,
Who knows what paths his bruised feet trod,
   What hills of peace or pain he won?
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3.
Love's Ritual
Breathe me the ancient words when I shall find
   Your spirit mine; if, seeking you, life wins
New wonder, with old splendor let us bind
   Our hearts when Love's high sacrament begins.
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4.
City Roofs
Roof-tops, roof-tops, what do you cover?
Sad folk, bad folk, and many a glowing lover;
Wise people, simple people, children of despair --
Roof-tops, roof-tops, hiding pain and care.
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5.
The City
When, sick of all the sorrow and distress
   That flourished in the City like foul weeds,
   I sought blue rivers and green, opulent meads,
And leagues of unregarded loneliness
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6.
The Quiet Singer
(Ave! Francis Thompson)

He had been singing -- but I had not heard his voice;
He had been weaving lovely dreams of song,
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7.
The Harvest Of The Sea
The jealous Sea moaned in the April night:
'Lo! there are comrades hidden in my heart,
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8.
At Nightfall
I need so much the quiet of your love,
After the day's loud strife;
I need your calm all other things above,
After the stress of life.
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9.
Rain On The Roof
Loud on my roof the regiments of rain
March with their old insistence, and I hear
Troop after troop, column and troop again,
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10.
A Broken Friendship
If this be friendship--that one broken hour
(O fragile link in all the loving years!)
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