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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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Come Hither: A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of All Ages

Walter De la Mare - 1923 - 696 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...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! Let the sages...
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American Literature and the Destruction of Knowledge: Innovative Writing in ...

Ronald E. Martin - 1991 - 391 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...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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The Regenerate Lyric: Theology and Innovation in American Poetry

Elisa New, New Elisa, Powell M Cabot Professor of American Literature Elisa New - 1993 - 278 pages
...because he looks. By the next line, though, the poem commences to sap itself. "Spreading" its "leafless blooms in a damp nook / To please the desert and the sluggish brook," the Rhodora loses its singularity: The very intimacy of its revelation is lost to the ubiquity of suitors....
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - 1998 - 194 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...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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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century ...

Sacvan Bercovitch, Cyrus R. K. Patell - 1994 - 562 pages
...to celebrate. "The Rhodora" describes the sudden meeting of poet and wildflower in a damp nook where "The purple petals, fallen in the pool, / Made the black water with their beauty gay." If the rhodora should be asked to explain why she wastes her beauty on a spot where few can see it,...
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Sight & Sound: Naturbilder in der englischen und amerikanischen Romantik

Frank Mehring - 2001 - 189 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 sluggish brook. Rohdora! If the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that...
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Democratic Voices and Vistas: American Literature from Emerson to Lanier

Darrel Abel - 2002 - 540 pages
...is often striking, and he had a gift of vivid, economical specification, which he too seldom used: The purple petals fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay. Venus, when her son was lost, Cried him up and down the coast, In hamlets, palaces and parks, And told...
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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - 2003 - 736 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...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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West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny

Kris Fresonke - 2003 - 213 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 sluggish brook, The purple petals, fallen in their pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here might the red-bicd come his plumes to...
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West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny

Kris Fresonke - 2003 - 213 pages
...blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook, The purple petals, fallen in their pool, Made 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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