For singing till his heaven fills,
Tis love of earth that he instills,
And ever winging up and up,
Our valley is his golden cup,
And he the wine which over flows
To lift us with him as he goes.
A kiss is but a kiss now! and no wave of a great flood that whirls me to the sea. But, as you will! we’ll sit contentedly, and eat our pot of honey on the grave.
Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul when hot for certainties in this, our life.
Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold, And the great price we paid for it full worth: We have it only when we are half earth. Little avails that coinage to the old!
Topics: Age, Aging
Prayer for worldly goods is worse than fruitless, but prayer for strength of soul is that passion of the soul which catches the gift it seeks.
Possession without obligation to the object possessed approaches felicity.
The season of love is the carnival of egoism and it brings a touchstone to our natures.
Jealousy is love bed of burning snarl.
I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.
That rarest gift to Beauty, Common Sense!
Topics: Common Sense
Sunrays, leaning on our southern hills and lighting
Wild cloud-mountains that drag the hills along,
Oft ends the day of your shifting brilliant laughter
Chill as a dull face frowning on a song.
Ay, but shows the South-west a ripple-feathered bosom
Blown to silver while the clouds are shaken and ascend
Scaling the mid-heavens as they stream, there comes a sunset
Rich, deep like love in beauty without end.
Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
She heard the snuffle of hypocrisy in her prayer. She had to cease to pray.
Faith works miracles. At least it allows time for them
The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
She poured a little social sewage into his ears.
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