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Henry Timrod (Генри Тимрод)


Sonnets. 1. Poet! If on a Lasting Fame Be Bent


Poet! if on a lasting fame be bent
Thy unperturbing hopes, thou will not roam
Too far from thine own happy heart and home;
Cling to the lowly earth, and be content!
So shall thy name be dear to many a heart;
So shall the noblest truths by thee be taught;
The flower and fruit of wholesome human thought
Bless the sweet labors of thy gentle art.
The brightest stars are nearest to the earth,
And we may track the mighty sun above,
Even by the shadow of a slender flower.
Always, O bard, humility is power!
And thou mayst draw from matters of the hearth
Truths wide as nations, and as deep as love.



Henry Timrod's other poems:
  1. The Rosebuds
  2. To a Captive Owl
  3. Hymn Sung at the Consecration of Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  4. Sonnets. 11. Which Are the Clouds, and Which the Mountains? See
  5. To Rosa——


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