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Nirvana Days   By: (1872-1943)

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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES:

1. Passages in italics are surrounded by underscores . 2. Printer's inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation, hyphenation, and ligature usage have been retained.

NIRVANA DAYS

BY CALE YOUNG RICE

AUTHOR OF CHARLES DI TOCCA, A NIGHT IN AVIGNON, YOLANDA OF CYPRUS, DAVID, ETC.

NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY MCMIX

Copyright, 1909, by Cale Young Rice

TO JAMES LANE ALLEN

WITH FRIENDSHIP AND FAITHFUL ESTEEM

FOREWORD

A few of the poems of this volume are retained from two of the author's earlier volumes which are now out of print. The rest are new.

CONTENTS

NON DRAMATIC: PAGE INVOCATION 3 THE FAIRIES OF GOD 4 A SONG OF THE OLD VENETIANS 6 NIRVANA DAYS 8 THE YOUNG TO THE OLD 21 OFF THE IRISH COAST 23 A VISION OF VENUS AND ADONIS 24 SOMNAMBULISM 26 SERENATA MAGICA 28 O SHICHI AND MOTO 31 AS OF OLD 40 A PRAYER 42 THE SONG OF A NATURE WORSHIPER 43 THE INFINITE'S QUEST 45 LAD AND LASS 46 THE STRONG MAN TO HIS SIRES 48 AT STRATFORD 53 THE IMAGE PAINTER 54 WANDA 56 IN A STORM 60 ANTAGONISTS 61 SEEDS 63 WORLD SORROW 64 THE SOUL'S RETURN 67 BIRTHRIGHT 69 ROMANCE 71 ON THE ATLANTIC 73 BY A SILENT STREAM 74 THE GREAT BUDDHA OF KAMAKURA TO THE SPHINX 76 NECROMANCE 78 LOOK NOT TO THE WEST 79 A NIKKO SHRINE 81 THE QUESTION 83 I'LL LOOK NO MORE 85 NIGHT'S OCCULTISM 86

MORE OR LESS DRAMATIC: PAGE UNCROWNED 87 WRITTEN IN HELL 88 AT THE HELM 93 DEAD LOVE 94 MORTAL SIN 96 SEA MAD 97 THE DEATH SPRITE 99 WORMWOOD 103 QUEST AND REQUITAL ( A Quatorzain Sequence ) 105 LOVE IN EXTREMIS 112 OVER THE DREGS 114 BEWITCHED 116 QUARREL 118 OF THE FLESH 120 A DEATH SONG 123 ON BALLYTEIGUE BAY 125 NIGHT RIDERS 129 HONOR 132 BRUDE, A DRAMATIC FANTASY 135

INVOCATION

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Sweep unrest Out of my blood, Winds of the sea! Sweep the fog Out of my brain For I am one Who has told Life he will be free... Continue reading book >>




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