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Golden Stars And Other Verses Following "The Red Flower"   By: (1852-1933)

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Golden Stars And Other Verses Following "The Red Flower" by Henry Van Dyke is a stunning collection of poetry that captivates readers with its deep emotional resonance and vivid imagery. While the book takes inspiration from "The Red Flower," it stands on its own, weaving a tapestry of profound thoughts and evocative musings.

One of the standout aspects of this anthology is its sheer versatility. Henry Van Dyke masterfully explores a wide range of themes, from nature and spirituality to love and the human condition. Each poem is a world unto itself, inviting readers to journey alongside the poet as he delves into the depths of his soul. The lines are crafted with such care and precision that they seem to dance off the page, painting vibrant images in the mind of the reader.

The collection opens with "Golden Stars," a poem that sets the stage for the enchantment that lies ahead. It is a celebration of the beauty that can be found in the smallest moments of everyday life, encouraging readers to appreciate the magic that surrounds them. This sentiment reverberates throughout the book, reminding us to seek joy and find solace in simplicity.

Another standout poem is "Whence and Whither," which delves into the eternal question of human existence. Van Dyke displays his philosophical prowess as he contemplates the mystery of life, questioning our origins and ultimate destination. The poem beautifully encapsulates the profound sense of wonderment that often accompanies such contemplations.

However, it is in the love poems that Van Dyke truly shines. His verses on love are exquisite and heartfelt, capturing the essence of passion, devotion, and longing. "Passion," in particular, is a breathtaking exploration of the all-encompassing nature of love, leaving readers awestruck by its intensity.

As the collection progresses, the poems become more introspective, delving into the depths of the poet's own soul. Through pieces like "Solitude" and "Inner Silence," Van Dyke invites readers to join him on his spiritual journey, encouraging them to find peace and tranquility in their own lives.

The collection culminates with "The Red Flower," the poem from which the book takes its name. This powerful piece serves as a poignant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the beauty that can be found even in the darkest of times. Its imagery is vivid, its message profound, and it leaves a lasting impact on the reader.

Golden Stars And Other Verses Following "The Red Flower" is a remarkable collection of poetry that showcases Henry Van Dyke's masterful command of language and deep introspection. Its thought-provoking verses, combined with its breathtaking imagery, make it a must-read for lovers of poetry. Van Dyke's ability to navigate a wide range of topics with such grace and poise is a testament to his skill as a poet. This anthology is a treasure trove of lyrical beauty that will leave readers enchanted and inspired.

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The Valley of Vision Fighting for Peace The Unknown Quantity The Ruling Passion The Blue Flower

Out of Doors in the Holy Land Days Off Little Rivers Fisherman's Luck

Poems, Collection in one volume

Golden Stars The Red Flower The Grand Canyon, and Other Poems The White Bees, and Other Poems The Builders, and Other Poems Music, and Other Poems The Toiling of Felix, and Other Poems The House of Rimmon



And Other Verses Following "The Red Flower"



New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1919 Copyright, 1918, 1919, by Charles Scribner's Sons Published February, 1919 Copyright, 1918, By the Outlook Company Copyright, 1918, By the New York Herald Co. Copyright, 1917, By New York Times Co. Copyright, 1918, By New York Tribune, Inc. Copyright, 1917, By Land & Water Pub. Co. Copyright, 1918, By the Public Ledger Copyright, 1918, By the Press Publishing Co.



The only reason for printing this little book is that many people have expressed a desire to have the memorial poem, "Golden Stars," in a permanent form... Continue reading book >>

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