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A Jongleur Strayed Verses on Love and Other Matters Sacred and Profane   By: (1866-1947)

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Richard Le Gallienne's A Jongleur Strayed Verses on Love and Other Matters Sacred and Profane is a collection of poetry that delves into the multifaceted nature of love and life. Le Gallienne's verses are a masterful exploration of the human experience, encompassing both the sacred and the profane.

The collection is divided into two sections, each revealing a distinct aspect of the author's poetic prowess. In the first section, "Love and Life," Le Gallienne brings his lyrical voice to the forefront, capturing the essence of passion, longing, and desire. His verses are brimming with raw emotion, evoking the reader's own memories and experiences of love. Whether celebrating the ecstasy of newfound affection or lamenting the agony of heartbreak, Le Gallienne's words strike a chord that reverberates through one's own soul.

The second section, "Sacred and Profane," showcases Le Gallienne's ability to infuse his poetry with spiritual and philosophical undertones. Here, the author reflects on the larger existential questions of life, pondering the existence of God, the nature of mortality, and the fleetingness of every human endeavor. These verses resonate with a sense of contemplation that leaves the reader questioning their own place in the ever-shifting sands of time.

Le Gallienne's poetic skill lies not only in his mastery of language but also in his ability to capture the profound in the mundane. He leads us on a journey through the intricacies of human relationships, highlighting the intensity of our connections and the fragile nature of our hearts. His verses are infused with a gentle romanticism that is both nostalgic and timeless, transporting the reader to a realm where every emotion is heightened and every experience is heightened.

Throughout the collection, Le Gallienne plays with form and structure, experimenting with rhyme, rhythm, and meter. His verses are at once whimsical and profound, effortlessly blending light-hearted humor with deeper introspection. This fusion of styles adds depth and dimension to the poems, ensuring that they linger in the reader's mind long after the book is closed.

A Jongleur Strayed Verses on Love and Other Matters Sacred and Profane is a poetic exploration of the human soul, a tapestry woven with threads of love, longing, spirituality, and introspection. Richard Le Gallienne's words have the power to transport, to uplift, and to inspire. For anyone seeking a journey through the labyrinth of the human heart, this collection is a must-read.

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E text prepared by Al Haines

Transcriber's note:

The word "beloved" appears in this book several times, in various upper and lower case combinations. Whatever the combination, in some cases, the second E in "beloved" is e accent (é) and sometimes it is e grave (è). Since I had no way of telling if this was what the author intended, or a typesetting error, or some other reason, I have left each exactly as it appears in the original book.

A JONGLEUR STRAYED

Verses on Love and Other Matters Sacred and Profane

by

RICHARD LE GALLIENNE

With an Introduction by Oliver Herford

Garden City New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1922 Copyright, 1922, by Doubleday, Page & Company All Rights Reserved, Including That of Translation into Foreign Languages, Including the Scandinavian Printed in the United States at The Country Life Press, Garden City, N. Y. First Edition

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The writer desires to thank the editors of The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Life, Judge, Leslie's, Munsey's, Ainslee's, Snappy Stories, Live Stories, The Cosmopolitan , and Collier's for their kind permission to reprint the following verses.

He desires also to thank the editor of The New York Evening Post for the involuntary gift of a title... Continue reading book >>




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