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Poetry Friday: Into the Noiseless Country by Thomas William Parsons

June 12th, 2015 (06:21 am)
sleepy

Current Mood: sleepy
Current Song: I Love Lucy score music

Into the noiseless country Annie went,
Among the silent people where no sound
Of wheel or voice or implement - no roar
Of wind or billow moves the tranquil air:

And oft at midnight when my strength is spent
And day's delirium in the lull is drowned
Of deepening darkness, as I kneel before
Her palm and cross, comes to my soul this prayer,
That partly brings me back to my content,
"Oh, that hushed forest! - soon may I be there!"

- Into the Noiseless Country by Thomas William Parsons

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Posted by: Jama Rattigan (jamarattigan)
Posted at: June 12th, 2015 04:26 pm (UTC)

I'm not familiar with Parsons' work. Thanks for this lovely poem, LW!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 12th, 2015 05:04 pm (UTC)

Hi Jama! Have some yummy soup for me today, please! :)

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: June 12th, 2015 11:23 pm (UTC)

I don't think I would want a noiseless country. I would want the sound of wind and birds and crickets...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 13th, 2015 12:35 am (UTC)

Country lullaby.

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