Sidney Lanier (1842-1881 / Macon / Georgia)
A Song Of The Future.
Sail fast, sail fast,
Ark of my hopes, Ark of my dreams;
Sweep lordly o'er the drowned Past,
Fly glittering through the sun's strange beams;
Sail fast, sail fast.
Breaths of new buds from off some drying lea
With news about the Future scent the sea:
My brain is beating like the heart of Haste:
I'll loose me a bird upon this Present waste;
Go, trembling song,
And stay not long; oh, stay not long:
Thou'rt only a gray and sober dove,
But thine eye is faith and thy wing is love.
Sidney Lanier's Other Poems
- A Ballad Of The Trees And The Master
- A Birthday Song. To S. G.
- A Dedication. To Charlotte Cushman.
- A Florida Ghost.
- A Florida Sunday.
- A Sea-Shore Grave. To M. J. L.
- A Song Of Eternity In Time
- A song of Love
- A Song Of The Future.
- A Sunrise Song.
- An Evening Song.
- An Frau Nannette Falk-Auerbach.
- At First. To Charlotte Cushman.
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