Ridgely Torrence

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Ridgely Torrence Poems

1.
Evensong

Beauty calls and gives no warning,
Shadows rise and wander on the day.
In the twilight, in the quiet evening,
We shall rise and smile and go away.
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2.
Eye-Witness

Down by the railroad in a green valley
By dancing water, there he stayed awhile
Singing, and three men with him, listeners,
All tramps, all homeless reapers of the wind,
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3.
The Son

I heard an old farm-wife,
   Selling some barley,
Mingle her life with life
   And the name "Charley".
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