William Wetmore Story

William Wetmore Story was an American sculptor, art critic, poet, and editor. Wikipedia

Black Eyes

Those black eyes I once so praised Now are hard and sharp and cold; Where 's the love that through them blazed? Where 's the tenderness of old? All is gone—how utterly— From its stem the flower has dropped. Ah! how ugly Life can be After Love from it is lopped! Do we...

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26 October

In the Rain

I stand in the cold gray weather, In the white and silvery rain; The great trees huddle together, And sway with the windy strain. I dream of the purple glory Of the roseate mountain-height And the sweet-to-remember story Of a distant and clear delight. The rain keeps constantly raining, And the sky is cold...

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23 October