a marriage cycle

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE HEALING POOL Ah, how good Is the heart of the wood! Here to lie, Great clouds sailing by! From the world's restless mood Free at last in the deep solitude! While only the birds are awake, And no breeze moves the still woodland lake. As it lies in its broad silence sleeping, The green hills their faithful watch keeping. Smooth lake, fold me in to your breast, In your arms let me rest! Let me find where your lily-buds grow, How they come to be whiter than snow; Your life-giving touch let me feel; Your secret of peace, oh, reveal To my hungry and feverish soul, Till your gladness and calm make me whole.THE HEALING POOL Fresh and strong from your arms I arise As if God himself touched my eyes, And I saw all things new, and again Were free from life's fever and pain. Can it be that the angels still lead To this great pool of healing in need, With only the sun and the bird To tell when its waters are stirred? THE SURRENDER O Little green leaves, You tremble so! You glitter and shine When soft winds blow, When the sun rides high In the blue June sky. But little green leaves You haunt my dreams, You and laughing streams Running swift through my sleep. You call in my breast, You break my rest. For my heart is awake, And it trembles so! But with gladder amaze Than the green leaves know. For he whom all praise Has made love grow. 10 THE SURRENDER So, like little green leaves On a mountain side, Like a bubbling spring That cannot bide, I tremble and sing, The world is so wide. For my heart is in Spring And he is its sun. He is lord of my world, And new life has begun. Take the sceptre, my king! All I am you have won. chapter{Section 4THE SINGING HEART I Wonder why I ...
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