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Duna by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Duna by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

WHEN I was a little ladWith folly on my lips, Fain was I for journeying All the seas in ships. But now across the southern swell, Every dawn I hear The little streams of Duna ...

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Bartimeus Grown Old by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Bartimeus Grown Old by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

YEA, I am he that dwelt beside this tomb.I was a child. God smote me from the sun.A little while, I had forgot to runUnder the rain-sweet roof of almond bloom.I had forgotten ...

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Mary Tired by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Mary Tired by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Through the starred Judean nightShe went, in travail of the Light,With the earliest hush she sawGod beside her in the straw.One poor taper glimmered clear,Drowsing Joseph nodded ...

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Evening by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Evening by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

WHEN the white iris folds the drowsing bee,When the first cricket wakesThe fairy hosts of his enchanted brakes,When the dark moth has sought the lilac tree,And the young stars, ...

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English Flowers by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

English Flowers by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

YE have been boughtWith an immortal price,O, windflowers quick as thoughtOf love in solitude,And daffodils, the year's young sacrificeWhen summer's on the wood.In no forgetful ...

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Dedication by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Dedication by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

LORD, on this paper white,My soul would writeTales that were heard of oldOf perilous things and bold;Kings as young lions for pride;Lost cities where they diedLast in the gate; ...

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The Shepherd Boy by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

The Shepherd Boy by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

WHEN the red moon hangs over the fold,And the cypress shadow is rimmed with gold,O little sheep, I have laid me low,My face against the old earth's face,Where one by one the white ...

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The Green Month by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

The Green Month by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

WHAT of all the colours shall I bring you for your fairing,Fit to lay your fingers on, fine enough for you ?–Yellow for the ripened rye, white for ladies' wearing,Red for ...

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For All Prisoners And Captives by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

For All Prisoners And Captives by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

OVER the English trees and the English meadows Twilight is falling clear,But my heart walks far in the homeless winds and the shadowsFor those who are not here.Youth and pleasure ...

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A Child’s Song by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

A Child’s Song by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

WHEN the Child played in Galilee,He had no wine-clear maple leaves, No west winds singing of the sea Over the frosted sheaves; But with pale myrrh His head was bound And ...

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I Shall Not Go With Pain by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

I Shall Not Go With Pain by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

I shall not go with painWhether you hold me, whether you forgetMy little loss and my immortal gain.O flower unseen, O fountain sealed apart!Give me one look, one look remembering ...

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Daisy Time by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Daisy Time by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

See, the grass is full of stars,Fallen in their brightness;Hearts they have of shining gold,Rays of shining whiteness.Buttercups have honeyed hearts,Bees they love the clover,But ...

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Inheritance by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Inheritance by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

DESOLATE strange sleep and wildCame on me while yet a child;I, before I tasted tears,Knew the grief of all the years.I, before I fronted pain,Felt creation writhe and ...

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Ecclesiastes by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Ecclesiastes by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

UNDER the fluent folds of needlework,Where Balkis prick'd the histories of kingsOnce great as he, that were as greatly loved,Solomon stooped, and saw the dusk unfoldOver the apple ...

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Youth’s End by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Youth’s End by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

I HAVE held my life too high,Spring and harvest, love and laughter, smile and sigh.I should have held it lightly, like a young leaf rent in hasteFrom the willow in the waste.A ...

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Armorel by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Armorel by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

WHEN within the rippling tideShakes the silver-pointed moon,When the rainbow flies of noonAll have died,When the bats go wheeling far,And the mournful owl has criedTwice or thrice ...

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Dawn by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Dawn by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

O KEEP the world forever at the dawn,Ere yet the opals, cobweb-strung, have dried,Ere yet too bounteous gifts have marred the mornOr fading stars have died.O, keep the eastern ...

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My Father He Was A Fisherman by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

My Father He Was A Fisherman by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

MY father he was a fisherman, That wrought at the break o' day, And hither and thither the long tides ran I' the long blue bay.'The tides go up and the tides go down, But what do ...

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Finis by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Finis by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Give me a few more hours to passWith the mellow flower of the elm-bough falling,And then no more than the lonely grassAnd the birds calling.Give me a few more days to keepWith a ...

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The Pool by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

The Pool by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

COME with me, follow me, swift as a moth,Ere the wood-doves waken.Lift the long leaves and look down, look downWhere the light is shaken,Amber and brown,On the woven ivory roots ...

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Exile by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Exile by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

I chose the place where I would restWhen death should come to claim me,With the red-rose roots to wrap my breastAnd a quiet stone to name me.But I am laid on a northern steepWith ...

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St. Yve’s Poor by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

St. Yve’s Poor by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

JEFFIK was there, and Matthieu, and brown Bran,Warped in old wars and babbling of the sword,And Jannedik, a white rose pinched and paledWith the world's frosts, and many more ...

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Again by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Again by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

JUST to live under green leaves and see themJust to lie under low stars and watch them wane,Just to sleep by a kind heart and know it lovingAgain–Just to wake on a sunny day and ...

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Bega by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Bega by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

FROM the clouded belfry calling,Hear my soft ascending swells;Hear my notes like swallows falling;I am Bega, least of bells.When great Turkeful rolls and ringsAll the ...

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Canada To England by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Canada To England by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Great names of thy great captains gone before Beat with our blood, who have that blood of thee; Raleigh and Grenville, Wolfe, and all the free Fine souls who dared to front a ...

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The Immortal by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

The Immortal by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

BEAUTY is still immortal in our eyes;When sways no more the spirit-haunted reed,When the wild grape shall buildNo more her canopies,When blows no more the moon-gray thistle ...

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Frost Song by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Frost Song by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

HERE where the bee slept and the orchis liftedHer honeying pipes of pearl, her velvet lip,Only the swart leaves of the oak lie driftedIn sombre fellowship.Here where the ...

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To Alcithoe by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

To Alcithoe by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

IN your dim Greece of old, Alcithoe,Death like a lover sought and crowned you young,Between the olive orchards and the sea.When they had twined your myrtle-buds, and hungThe ...

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The Lamp Of Poor Souls by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

The Lamp Of Poor Souls by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Above my head the shields are stained with rust,The wind has taken his spoil, the moth his part;Dust of dead men beneath my knees, and dust,Lord, in my heart.Lay Thou the hand of ...

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The House’s Setting by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

The House’s Setting by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

HERE is no hedge of yewe to hold in griefe,No cypresse nor long willow for despaire.But the young birch displayes his cheerfulle leafIn tracerie most faire.Where the sunne falls ...

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Fame by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Fame by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

HAVE I played fellowship with night, to seeThe allied armies break our gates at dawnAnd let our general in ? By Bacchus, no !I have not left my stall, sir, I'm too poorFor lazy ...

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A Saxon Epitaph by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

A Saxon Epitaph by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

The earth builds on the earthCastles and towers; The earth saith of the earth: All shall be ours.Yea, though they plan and reapThe rye and the corn,Lo, they were bond to SleepEre ...

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Pere Lalemant by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Pere Lalemant by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

I LIFT the Lord on high,Under the murmuring hemlock boughs, and seeThe small birds of the forest lingering byAnd making melody.These are mine acolytes and these my choir,And this ...

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Sheep by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Sheep by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

LIKE the slow thunder of long seas on the heightWhere God has set no sea,Voices of folded sheep in the quiet of nightCame on the wind to me.Like the low murmur of full tide on a ...

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The Hillman’s Lass by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

The Hillman’s Lass by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

OVER the field where the grass is cool, (Follow the road who must !) With a song for the beech and the brown pool, And the noiseless tread in the dust, With a laugh for the lazy ...

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Three Island Songs by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Three Island Songs by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

AFTER the wind in the wood, Peace, and the night. After the bond and the brood, Flight. After the height and the hush Where the wild hawk swings, Heart of the earth-loving thrush ...

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A Child’s Song Of Christmas by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

A Child’s Song Of Christmas by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

MY counterpane is soft as silk,My blankets white as creamy milk.The hay was soft to Him, I know,Our little Lord of long ago.Above the roof the pigeons fly In silver wheels across ...

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Serenade by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Serenade by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

DARK is the iris meadow, Dark is the ivory tower, And lightly the young moth's shadow Sleeps on the passion-flower.Gone are our day's red roses. So lovely and lost and few, But ...

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The Little Fauns To Proserpine by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

The Little Fauns To Proserpine by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

BROWNER than the hazel-husk, swifter than the wind,Though you turn from heath and hill, we are hard behind,Singing, 'Ere the sorrows rise, ere the gates uncloseBind above your ...

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Quiet by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Quiet by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

COME not the earliest petal here, but onlyWind, cloud, and star,Lovely and far,Make it less lonely.Few are the feet that seek her here, but sleepingThoughts sweet as flowersLinger ...

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Dream River by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Dream River by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

WIND-SILVERED willows hedge the stream, And all within is hushed and cool. The water, in an endless dream, Goes sliding down from pool to pool. And every pool a sapphire is, From ...

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Song by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Song by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

I shall not go with painWhether you hold me, whether you forgetMy little loss and my immortal gain.O flower unseen, O fountain sealed apart!Give me one look, one look remembering ...

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Miranda’s Tomb by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Miranda’s Tomb by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

MIRANDA? She died soon, and sick for home.And dark Ilario the MilaneseCarved her in garments 'scutcheoned to the knees,Holding one orchard-spray as fresh as foam.One heart broke, ...

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Marching Men by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Marching Men by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Under the level winter skyI saw a thousand Christs go by.They sang an idle song and freeAs they went up to calvary.Careless of eye and coarse of lip,They marched in holiest ...

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Adam And Eve by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Adam And Eve by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

When the first dark had fallen around themAnd the leaves were weary of praise,In the clear silence Beauty found themAnd shewed them all her ways.In the high noon of the heavenly ...

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The Little Sister Of The Prophet by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

The Little Sister Of The Prophet by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

'If there arise among you a prophet or dreamer. . .' I HAVE left a basket of datesIn the cool dark room that is under the vine,Some curds set out in two little crimson platesAnd a ...

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Christ In The Museum by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Christ In The Museum by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

BRONZE bells and incense burners, and a flightOf birds born out of iron, and fine as spray;A dial that told the longest summer dayHow sure, how swift the night:And o'er the silent ...

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In A Monastery Garden by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

In A Monastery Garden by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

OVER the long salt ridges And the gold sea-poppies between, They builded them wild-briar hedges, A church and a cloistered green. And when they were done with their praises, And ...

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The Lovers Of Marchaid by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

The Lovers Of Marchaid by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Dominic came riding down, sworded, straight and splendid,Drave his hilt against her door, flung a golden chain.Said: 'I'll teach your lips a song sweet as his that's ended,Ere the ...

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Going Home by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

Going Home by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

UNDER the young moon's slender shieldWith the wind's cool lips on mine,I went home from the Rabitty FieldAs the clocks were striking nine.The yews were dark in the level light,The ...

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