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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
A Summer Mood
By Hamlin Garland (1860–1940)
 
From ‘Prairie Songs’

OH, to be lost in the wind and the sun,
  To be one with the wind and the stream!
With never a care while the waters run,
  With never a thought in my dream.
To be part of the robin’s lilting call        5
  And part of the bobolink’s rhyme.
Lying close to the shy thrush singing alone,
  And lapped in the cricket’s chime!
 
Oh, to live with these beautiful ones!
  With the lust and the glory of man        10
Lost in the circuit of springtime suns—
  Submissive as earth and part of her plan;
To lie as the snake lies, content in the grass!
  To drift as the clouds drift, effortless, free,
Glad of the power that drives them on,        15
  With never a question of wind or sea.
 
 
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