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The Vagabond and Other Poems from Punch   By: (1856-1929)

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The Vagabond and Other Poems from Punch by R. C. Lehmann is a fascinating collection of poems that delves into various themes and emotions. From the very first page, the reader is transported into a world of vivid imagery and introspection.

Lehmann's writing style is captivating, blending together both simplicity and depth. He effortlessly constructs verses that resonate with readers, making them feel the raw emotions conveyed in each line. The poems touch upon a wide range of topics, including love, nature, and the human condition, allowing readers to connect on a personal level.

One of the standout features of this collection is the author's ability to paint vibrant pictures with his words. Whether describing a bustling cityscape or a serene countryside, Lehmann's imagery is vivid and evocative. Each poem becomes a small window into a rich and alluring world, transforming the reading experience into a visual feast.

The themes within these poems are authentic and relatable, exploring universal feelings experienced by people from all walks of life. Lehmann touches on the complexity of human relationships, the ephemeral beauty of nature, and the intense, often conflicting, emotions that come with love. Each poem adds a layer of depth to the collection, enticing readers to ponder over their personal experiences and feelings.

In addition to their aesthetic value, the poems also raise important questions about society and existence. Lehmann deftly examines the human condition, dissecting its intricacies and holding a mirror up to the reader's own reality. This introspective quality forces readers to reflect on their own lives, prompting deeper contemplation and a newfound appreciation for the power of poetry.

The only minor criticism one could offer for this collection is its brevity. With only a handful of poems, readers may find themselves yearning for more. However, it is worth noting that each poem carries such weight and resonance that they make a lasting impact, compensating for the collection's size.

Overall, The Vagabond and Other Poems from Punch is a captivating collection that offers a glimpse into the human experience. Lehmann's exquisite poetry, combined with his ability to evoke imagery and provoke contemplation, makes for a truly memorable read. Whether a poetry enthusiast or a casual reader, this collection is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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THE VAGABOND AND OTHER POEMS

FROM PUNCH

BY R. C. LEHMANN

Author of "ANNI FUGACES", "CRUMBS OF PITY", and "LIGHT AND SHADE"

LONDON: JOHN LANE, THE BODLEY HEAD NEW YORK: JOHN LANE COMPANY MCMXVIII

Printed in Great Britain by Tumbull & Spears, Edinburgh

NOTE All but two of the pieces here printed appeared originally in Punch . My thanks are due to Messrs Bradbury, Agnew & Co., the Proprietors of Punch , for permitting me to reprint them here. "For Wilma" was first published in Blackwood's Magazine , and appears here by the courtesy of the Editor. R. C. L.

CONTENTS

THE VAGABOND SINGING WATER FOR WILMA CRAGWELL END THE BIRD IN THE ROOM KILLED IN ACTION EPITAPH TO FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ROBINSON, V.C. PAGAN FANCIES ROBIN, THE SEA BOY THE BIRTHDAY THE DANCE PANSIES THE DRAGON OF WINTER HILL FLUFFY, A CAT THE LEAN TO SHED THE CONTRACT JOHN THE SPARROW GELERT AVE, CAESAR! SOO TI THE BATH PETER, A PEKINESE PUPPY THE DOGS' WELCOME ODE TO JOHN BRADBURY TEETH SETTING THE DEATH OF EUCLID TO POSTUMUS IN OCTOBER A RAMSHACKLE ROOM THE LAST STRAW THE OLD GREY MARE AT PUTNEY "A LITTLE BIT OF BLUE" THE LAST COCK PHEASANT IN MEMORIAM

THE VAGABOND

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