[Weekly Poetry] If Spirits Walk by Sophie Jewett - dl

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Post by aradlaw » November 22nd, 2020, 7:56 am

If Spirits Walk by Sophie Jewett (1861 - 1909).
Sophie Jewett also known under the pseudonym Ellen Burroughs, was an American lyric poet, translator, and professor at Wellesley College. Her first book under her own name was The Pilgrim, and Other Poems (1896). Jewett wrote in various poetic forms, including the rondeau, the sonnet, and the ballad. Fellow poet Richard Watson Gilder called her a true poet with a golden gift. ( Wikipedia)
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"I have heard (but not believed) the spirits of the dead
May walk again."
WINTER'S TALE.

If spirits walk, Love, when the night climbs slow
The slant footpath where we were wont to go,
Be sure that I shall take the self-same way
To the hill-crest, and shoreward, down the gray,
Sheer, gravelled slope, where vetches straggling grow.

Look for me not when gusts of winter blow,
When at thy pane beat hands of sleet and snow;
I would not come thy dear eyes to affray,
If spirits walk.

But when, in June, the pines are whispering low,
And when their breath plays with thy bright hair so
As some one’s fingers once were used to play—
That hour when birds leave song, and children pray,
Keep the old tryst, sweetheart, and thou shalt know
If spirits walk.


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Post by aradlaw » November 22nd, 2020, 9:33 am

Thank YOU for suggesting this one Erin, PL OK :thumbs:
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Post by KevinS » November 22nd, 2020, 2:13 pm

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Post by aradlaw » November 22nd, 2020, 4:04 pm

Thank Louise and Kevin. :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » November 22nd, 2020, 5:37 pm

David -

I'm trying not to dawdle so this week -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ifspiritswalk_jewett_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:19

Thank you for the suggestion, Erin. :thumbs:
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Post by Seawolf4 » November 22nd, 2020, 7:22 pm


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Post by aradlaw » November 22nd, 2020, 7:38 pm

:D Thank you Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 22nd, 2020, 7:39 pm

Seawolf4 wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 7:22 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/spirits_jewett_eric_128kb.mp3
1'35" Seawolf
I will need the proper filename Eric. :wink:
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Post by silverquill » November 22nd, 2020, 10:15 pm

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Post by eduardol » November 23rd, 2020, 12:35 am

Haven't done one for a while, but here's my weekly take.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/ifspiritswalk_jewett_el_128kb.mp3
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Post by aradlaw » November 23rd, 2020, 9:00 am

Thank you Larry, Eric and Eduardo. :thumbs:

It seems to me that this spirit is a fair-weather spirit!
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