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Augustin S. Macdonald, comp.  A Collection of Verse by California Poets.  1914.
By Edward Robeson Taylor
THE MURMUROUS monotone of waving grain
  When winds are gently winging down the vale;
  The storm-voiced billows drowning men bewail;
  The pattering stroke of softly falling rain;
The sighing leaves that bend to every tale        5
  The breezes tell; the songster’s lilting strain,
  From feeblest note of all the joyful train
  To rapturous burst of peerless nightingale;—
What are all these, and all that human ear
  In sweetest concord from their kin can hear,        10
  But hints of deeper rhythms as yet unheard;
That in the soul ineffable of things
  An ordered Music, by the eternal word,
  Throughout the vast of space divinely sings.

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