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Each fortnight a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!George Logan Moore was an Irish Irish poet, there is not much information on him out there. This poem is taken from the Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal, March 15, 1879, apparently, he was paid 10s 6d for this poem.
This Fortnightly Poem is dedicated to the long-awaited coming of Spring. (Summary by David Lawrence)
This Fortnightly was suggested by pschempf
This fortnight's poem can be found here.
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Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
Then read the poem:Longing for Spring-time by George Moore read for librivox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, and/or your location.]
At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:Haste, hoary Winter! Loose thy weary Chain
From the dull heavens and the deadened earth,
That the soft bloom of flowers, the gladsome birth
Of bloss'my Spring may visit us again.
No feathery leaflets flutter on the lime;
No flower-buds bursting, gem the sward beneath;
No songbirds warble with melodious breath,
As in the joyous flush of summer-time.
Thy touch hath chilled the greenness from the bough,
Robbed the still forest of its pleasing shade;
Thy wild breath swept the flowers from the glade;
And birds have fled to balmier regions now.
Then haste thee, in thine ice-wheeled car, away
To the ice-carven deserts of the North,
That the Queen-maiden Spring may venture forth,
And gladden hill and meadow with her sway.
In her soft hands a beaker brimmed with buds;
On her soft lips a burst of youthful song;
The sunshine in her shadeless eyes among
The sleeping boughs, shall quicken all the woods.
Then shall the joyous merle amid sprays
Of pink-flushed hawthorn join the robin's glee,
And the glad thrush sing softly from the tree,
Filling the clear air with his loveful lays;
Then shall the stream make gentle murmuring,
In amber light between new-blossomed trees,
And all the butterflies and golden bees
Winnow the warm air in the wake of Spring.
Along the green bank, on the velvet sod,
All bright with flowers, my daily walk shall be;
And these shall turn my thankful heart to thee,
Their painter and their maker, who art God.
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