'.•.-.' (By May Byron.) . . ', The" trouble with, a- great deal of the ] poetry by women is that it is mere mako, belfevej and smacks ; of the nursery ,. I writes- a "reviewer in- Curreht Opinion., i But when a" woman really unpacks J:erj : ■Heart s in' Words, -'we 'are apt to get tome- , tiling -full' of emotion and capab'ite .ofj Stirring" the soul's depths. In the^'Whid, . on 'the Heath," V new volume of ballads^ alld' lyiT^- by May Byron, thew arej some ' /markeydly ygobd." things?,Y arid, t'hsj following has itY wonderful power, -It. ..is' a -cry; not from the heart, of: a woman,: but 'from 1 the heart of 'Woman: '. \... ,! My cMldris mine. > > Yi> :."...-■• : I Bltiod of riiy blood, flesh qf my, fteSh, •:•', ...is he, : -,-.-■. .,?; Y <.: <•, j.', ..-, ...■" . .' - Rocked on my breast and nurtured at' ■ - my -knee,,.* ;y . . .<-■ • Fed Syith .sweet, thoughts ,ere ever he' drew. breath, .. , . .:• .Wrested ..in. battle through.. Hie ..gates; ; : pf death.. .. ,. •■'.-.. .." , ■ , .With ; ,,paßsiona i te patience is., my.treas>\>Te hqarded, -(.-. ... And. L a.il niy pain with priceless jjoys, rewarded. My, chillis 'irube'v'.!' " '.,.'', ..' '. • Nay, but 'a thjousand powers of ill Dispute him- with me; lurking wohM like'stiil.,, '...,.■ In every corner of the ambushed, years' ' Disease and danger dog -him; foes and' ! ...'.. featfs Y, „,.. ,„,,'! ;......, ... ....i ' Bestride, his path, With menace fierce i and,. stormy.. , • Help, me^ O K ..Thes^e. .are, ,too' " mighty for me! '" -'. ' ' A ( My child is m^ie. , '.'... f^iit ''pom'pj'.aridi^glittey, of the, garish-' ■'"'Wjv- /■ /•'/.' ■< ■■•'•■■ •<• ' May .'wean , him • hence ; Arhile, teri- ( .derly^imfyiwjled >' .Like'^sp^n'g leaf,,, his, delipatei spot-: less' .days.. . .'.",,. .' . *.. ; Op.en in Y blindjng sunlight, , A nd, , t he ' bla^e ... /.'." IVi! ( !. .','..',' I , Of dlu'c; ahd'^blo^om, scents, and spngs .1 at riot^ L , .',. , ' ,' .', , i May woo. ( him from, my. wardenship of : quiet. "." * Mv child is mine. .,,,,. ' I Yet all his, grey forefathers pf the past ' Challenge' 'the dear possession : they \ o'er cast ■ ' ' , His soyV's cloar purity with dregs and tees .1 I Of vile . unknown ancestral . impulses : And viewless hands from shadowy r©. ,. gions groping,, ,,, . ,,.. ,;> : , , With dim negation frustrate all my 'h°l» n g- „'.,.'.;. Mv chTld'^'miiieY''" ' '"" /"Y''",:. - ' ■ By what black fate, what ultimate doom accursed.. Shall be that radiant certainty re--, v .versed? Tho 1 hell sho.uld tjtaust., its, fiery gulfs between,,, '.-.... 1 .Tho* all the heaven, of heavens should intervene, Bound with a bond not God Himself , will sever, . ! ( The tyabe ,1 bore is mine for. ever, apd 'j.' ever.',', M '", ' J % c&ld 'is jpi__,! , il(l , •,'.,, y '.'...-■ -Bjr-May Ifoii, -
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