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Olivia Ward Bush-Banks, "Morning on Shinnecock" (1899)
12023-05-09T06:53:06-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12131plain2023-05-09T06:53:06-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1MORNING ON SHINNECOCK
The rising sun had crowned the hills, And added beauty to the plain; O grand and wondrous spectacle! That only nature could explain. I stood within a leafy grove, And gazed around in blissful awe; The sky appeared one mass of blue, That seemed to spread from sea to shore.
Far as the human eye could see, Were stretched the fields of waving corn. Soft on my ear the warbling birds Were herding the birth of morn.
While here and there a cottage quaint Seemed to repose in quiet ease Amid the trees, whose leaflets waved And fluttered in the passing breeze.
O morning hour! so dear thy joy, And how I longed for thee to last; But e'en thy fading into day Brought me an echo of the past.
"Twas this,–how fair my life began; How pleasant was its hour of dawn; But, merging into sorrow's day, Then beauty faded with the morn.