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" IN May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook. The purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black water with their beauty... "
The Ladies' Companion - Page 43
1857
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Folk Songs

John Williamson Palmer - 1861 - 466 pages
...when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the...purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black waters with their beauty gay ; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower...
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Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets

Frederick Saunders - 1866 - 376 pages
...when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the...The purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black waters with their beauty gay ; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the...sluggish brook ; The purple petals, fallen in the pool, 5 Made the black water with their beauty gay ; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1871 - 789 pages
...when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh rhodora in the woods Spreading its leafless answers the wail of the forest. This is the forest...where are the hearts that beneath it Leaped like tji waters with their beauty gay, — Hera might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower...
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New Cyclopaedia of Poetical Illustrations: Adapted to Christian Teaching ...

1872 - 696 pages
...when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh rhodora in the woods Spreading its leafless ure, Is frozen, in the very flush of youth, Into a...cold, care-fretted, heartless man. And what is its rew fgay — Hade the black waters, with their beauty Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool,...
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Songs of Nature

1873 - 160 pages
...when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, 1 found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the...purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black waters with their beauty gay ; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower...
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Quiet Hours: A Collection of Poems

1874 - 182 pages
...sea-winds pierced our solitudes, •*- I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the...black water with their beauty gay ; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! if the sages...
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Old and New, Volume 9

Edward Everett Hale - 1874
...thick and even where not interfered with by the growth of the swamp-oaks. " Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish hrook, The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beanty gay: Here might...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - 1876 - 934 pages
...when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the...The purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black waters with their beauty gay, — Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower...
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Selected Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 218 pages
...when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rliodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish biook. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here might...
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