Sidney Lanier

Macon / Georgia
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A Song Of The Future.

Rating: 2.9
Sail fast, sail fast,
Ark of my hopes, Ark of my dreams;
Sweep lordly o'er the drowned Past,
Fly glittering through the sun's strange beams;
Sail fast, sail fast.
Breaths of new buds from off some drying lea
With news about the Future scent the sea:
My brain is beating like the heart of Haste:
I'll loose me a bird upon this Present waste;
Go, trembling song,
And stay not long; oh, stay not long:
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 17 March 2018
Breaths of new buds from off some drying lea With news about the Future scent the sea: My brain is beating like the heart of Haste: I'll loose me a bird upon this Present waste; Amazing poem.
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Susan Williams 17 March 2018
this could be from the heart of Noah releasing the dove from the arc- -or it could be any mortal man searching for a new land- -gorgeous poet skills and words
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Melissa Patty 15 August 2015
This poem is refreshing!
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Brian Jani 29 April 2014
I like this poem, it's quite good
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Certainly one of the Princes of English/American Poetry!
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