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By William Faulkner

Scarce First Random condo variation, 1960. Ex-library hardcover with dustjacket, traditional ex-library markings, stamps and so forth.

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Certain, it's I who, within the world’s transparent night with a silver superstar like a rose in a bowl of lacquer, if you have performed your play and finally are quiet, will stay up for you with sleep, and you may drown. ” XVII o atthis for a second an aeon i pause plunging above the slender precipice of thy breast what ahead of thy white precipice the eagle sharp within the solar and cleaving his lengthy blue ecstasy and what wind on hilltops blond with the wings of the morning what wind o atthis sweeping the april to lesbos whitening the seas XVIII as soon as upon a young person hill There lay a lad who watched amid the piled And silver shapes of aircarved cumulae A lone uncleaving eagle, and the nonetheless Serenely blue dissolving of wish. Easeful valleys of the earth were: he seemed no longer again, no longer down, he had now not noticeable Lush lanes of vernal peace, and eco-friendly Unebbing windless tides of timber; no wheeling gold Upon the lamplit wall the place isn't any pace retailer that which peaceable tongue ’twixt mattress and supper wrought. the following nonetheless the blue, the headlands; the following nonetheless he Who didn't waken and used to be now not awaked. The eagle sped its lonely path and tall; was once long past. but nonetheless upon his lonely hill the lad Winged on prior altering headlands the place was once laked The consistent blue And observed the fleeing canyons of the sky Tilt to banshee twine and slanted aileron, And his personal lonely form on scudding partitions the place harp the ceaseless thunders of the sunlight. XIX eco-friendly is the water, eco-friendly The grave voluptuous track of the solar; The light and boneless arms of a queen Upon his physique droop and run. inside of those sluggish cathedralled corridors the place ribs of solar drown He joins in eco-friendly caressing wars With seamaids purple and brown And chooses one to mattress upon And lapped and lulled is he by way of dimdissolving track of the sunlight Requiemed down throughout the sea. XX right here he stands, whereas everlasting night falls And it's like a dream among grey partitions Slowly falling, slowly falling among partitions of grey and topless stone, among partitions with silence on them grown. The twilight is severed with waters continuously falling And heavy with budded plants that by no means die, And a voice that's ceaselessly calling Sweetly and soberly. Spring wakes the partitions of a chilly road, Sows silver remembered seed in frozen locations: Upon meadows like nonetheless and easily smiling faces, and wrinkled streams, and grass that knew her ft. right here he stands, with no the gate of stone among partitions with silence on them grown, And littered leaves of silence at the flooring; right here, in a solemn silver of ruined springs one of the delicate eco-friendly buds, sooner than the door He stands and sings. XXI WHAT sorrow, knights and gentles? scroll and Harp will prop the shaken sky With the bronzehard repute of Roland Who was once now not bronze, and so did die. and women reasonable, why tears? why sighs? There’s nonetheless many a champion that’ll consider the pointy goads of your eyes As Roland did, in love and conflict. And be of cheer, ye valiant foemen.

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