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Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!William Henry Rhodes will long be remembered by his contemporaries at the Bar of California as a man of rare genius, exemplary habits, high honor, and gentle manners, with wit and humor unexcelled. His writings are illumined by powerful fancy, scientific knowledge, and a reasoning power which gave to his most weird imaginations the similitude of truth and the apparel of facts. W.H.L.B. (from the In Memorandum of the book) ( )
This week's poem can be found here.
[*] Project Code: 3sunpyBW
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No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Then read the poem:The Old Year and The New by William Henry Rhodes, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
One more flutter of time's restless wing,
One more furrow in the forehead of spring;
One more step in the journey of fate,
One more ember gone out in life's grate;
One more gray hair in the head of the sage,
One more round in the ladder of age;
One leaf more in the volume of doom,
And one span less in the march to the tomb,
Since brothers, we gathered around bowl and tree,
And Santa Claus welcomed with frolic and glee.
How has thy life been speeding
Since Aurora, at the dawn,
Peeped within thy portals, leading
The babe year, newly born?
Has thy soul been scorched by sorrow,
Has some spectre nestled there?
And with every new to-morrow,
Sowed the seeds of fresh despair?
Rise from thy grief, my brothers!
Burst its chain with strength sublime,
For behold! I bring another,
And a fairer child of time.
Has the year brought health and riches?
Have thy barns been brimming o'er?
Will thy stature fit the niches
Hewn for Hercules of yore?
Are thy muscles firm as granite?
Are thy thousands safe and sound?
Behold! the rolling planet
Starts on a nobler round.
But perhaps across thy vision
Death had cast its shadow there,
And thy home, once all elysian,
Now crapes an empty chair;
Or happier, thy dominions,
Spreading broad and deep and strong,
Re-echo 'neath love's pinions
To a pretty cradle song!
Whate'er thy fortunes, brother!
God's blessing on your head;
Joy for the living mother,
Peace with the loving dead.
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