By William Faulkner

Scarce First Random residence version, 1960. Ex-library hardcover with dustjacket, traditional ex-library markings, stamps and so on.

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The eagle sped its lonely direction and tall; was once long gone. but nonetheless upon his lonely hill the lad Winged on previous altering headlands the place was once laked The consistent blue And observed the fleeing canyons of the sky Tilt to banshee cord and slanted aileron, And his personal lonely form on scudding partitions the place harp the ceaseless thunders of the solar. XIX eco-friendly is the water, eco-friendly The grave voluptuous song of the sunlight; The light and boneless arms of a queen Upon his physique hunch and run. inside of those gradual cathedralled corridors the place ribs of solar drown He joins in eco-friendly caressing wars With seamaids crimson and brown And chooses one to mattress upon And lapped and lulled is he through dimdissolving song of the solar Requiemed down during the sea. XX right here he stands, whereas everlasting night falls And it's like a dream among grey partitions Slowly falling, slowly falling among partitions of grey and topless stone, among partitions with silence on them grown. The twilight is severed with waters regularly falling And heavy with budded plant life that by no means die, And a voice that's without end calling Sweetly and soberly. Spring wakes the partitions of a chilly highway, Sows silver remembered seed in frozen areas: Upon meadows like nonetheless and easily smiling faces, and wrinkled streams, and grass that knew her ft. the following he stands, with no the gate of stone among partitions with silence on them grown, And littered leaves of silence at the ground; the following, in a solemn silver of ruined springs one of the gentle eco-friendly buds, earlier than the door He stands and sings. XXI WHAT sorrow, knights and gentles? scroll and Harp will prop the shaken sky With the bronzehard popularity of Roland Who was once no longer bronze, and so did die. and women reasonable, why tears? why sighs? There’s nonetheless many a champion that’ll think the pointy goads of your eyes As Roland did, in love and conflict. And be of cheer, ye valiant foemen. girl bore you: even though amain Life’s gale might blow, there’s born of lady One who’ll offer you sleep back. Weep now not for Roland: envy him Whose popularity is quick in track and tale, whereas he, with myriad cherubim Is lapped in ease, asleep in glory. XXII I SEE your face throughout the twilight of my brain, A nightfall of forgotten issues, remembered issues; it's a hall darkish and funky with song And too dim for sight, That leads me to a door which brings You, clothed in quiet sound for my satisfaction. XXIII someplace a moon will bloom and locate me now not, Then wane the windless gardens of the blue; someplace a misplaced eco-friendly harm (but larger this Than in wealthy desolation lengthy forgot) someplace a candy remembered mouth to kiss— nonetheless, you idiot; lie nonetheless: that’s no longer for you. XXIV HOW canst thou be chaste, whilst lonely nights And nights I lay beside in intimate loveliness Thy grave attractiveness, girdle-slacked; and grief see you later my very own used to be long gone, and there has been peace Like azure wings my physique alongside to lie in which thy identify like muted silver bells Breathed over me, and located much less pleasure, yet much less of grief than waking thou didst stir?

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