A Life in Song

A Life in Song

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A Life in Song

A Life in Song

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PRELUDE.

"Seven notes make full the gamut. Some have said

Seven ages make our human life complete;

And seven has my life known; and now the dusk

Folds like a pall above my earthly day.

I would not hold too dear this day that goes;

Yet who, when he has pass'd through ways wherein

His feet have wander'd and been wellnigh lost,

Would leave no words of guidance for his kind?

And who, when leaving these where heedless ears

Are disenchanted oft of all distaste

By words men chant in verse whose music seems

To pulse and pant like living blood and breath,

Or leave the nervy lines like breezes blown

From silence into song-land, as they cross

Æolian chords; -- who in a world like this

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