William Stanley Braithwaite

United States

William Stanley Braithwaite Poems

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1.
The House Of Falling Leaves

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OFF our New England coast the sea to-night
Is moaning the full sorrow of its heart:
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2.
Sandy Star And Willie Gee

Sandy Star and Willie Gee,
Count 'em two, you make 'em three:
Pluck the man and boy apart
And you'll see into my heart.
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3.
Turn Me To My Yellow Leaves

Turn me to my yellow leaves,
I am better satisfied;
There is something in me grieves--
That was never born, and died.
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4.
Sic Vita

Heart free, hand free,
   Blue above, brown under,
All the world to me
   Is a place of wonder.
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5.
Del Cascar

Del Cascar, Del Cascar,
Stood upon a flaming star,
Stood, and let his feet hang down
Till in China the toes turned brown.
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6.
A White Road

A white road between sea and land,
Night and silence on either hand
Pointing to some unknown gate
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7.
Thanksgiving

MY heart gives thanks for many things;
For strength to labor day by day,
For sleep that comes when darkness wings
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8.
Rhaposdy

I am glad daylong for the gift of song,
For time and change and sorrow;
For the sunset wings and the world-end things
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9.
To Fiona

Dear little child, whose very speech
Gives me joy beyond my heart's measure,
However far my years may reach,
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10.
Golden Moonrose

When your eyes gaze seaward
Piercing through the dim
Slow descending nightfall,
On the outer rim
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