Robert Crawford Poems

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51.
Youth's Inexperience.

He is too young yet to know life's demands;
Being no natural philosopher,
He must from cause and custom draw that art
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52.
Charon.

Who goes across those waters
On which the Moon ne'er shone,
With the passenger he came for
As in a dream moved on?
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53.
Madrigal #2.

Because our life is brief
Let us laugh!
Because for joy and grief
We may quaff
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54.
Linnet-Like.

The joy of God gets into us, and we
Hum with the intuition of His power;
Even as a linnet, like a thing inspired,
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55.
Song #14.

Two words or three
The bird sings in the tree:
My love was all to me
When life was young.
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56.
In Nineveh.

As he of Joppa sought to 'scape
The utterance of the given word,
And dared to get him from the Lord
In a ship down to Tarshish, — know
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57.
Truth.

We sometimes hap on truth in a strange attire,
As even the gods were wont for their designs
To take on bestial forms; subduing so
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58.
The Poet's Songs.

The copse-wood merely sows
Itself, not planted;
And so it is with those
Strange and enchanted
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59.
The Poet's Hope.

The wild hope of the poet finds a home
In the immaterial, as he clothes himself
In visionary raiment far off, where
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60.
The Orator.

He has a charm that sets each thought to music,
So rare an utterance, whoso hears him feels
Even a prosy theme has poesy
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