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Page 2 of Accolon of Gaul : with other poems / by Madison J. Cawein.

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2 ACCOLOS' OF GAUL. And where a river bubbled through the sward A mist lay sleeply; and it was hard To see whence sorung it, to what seas it led, How broadly spread and what it was it fled So ceasless in its sighs, and bickering on Into romance or some bewildering dawn Of wisest legend from the storied wells Of lost Paranton, where old Merlin dwells, Nodding a white poll and a grand, gray beard As if some, Lake Lady6 he, listening, heard, Who spake like water, danced like careful showers With blown gold curls thro' drifts of wild-thorn flowers; Loose, lazy arms in graceful movement tossed, Float flower-like down a woodland vista, lost In some peculia.- note that wrings a tear Slow down his withered cheek. And then steals near Her sweet, ascivious brow's white wonderment, And gray rude cyes, and hair which hath the scent Of the wildwood Brceliand's perfumes In Brittany; and in it one red bloom's Blood-drop thrust deep, and so " Sweet Viviane !" All the glad leav s lisp like a young, soft rain From top to top, until a running surge The dark, witch-haunted solitude will urge, That shakes and sounds and stammers as from sleep Some giant were aroused; and with a leap

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