vol. 2, no. 8 (May 21, 1924)
Senior class poem, p. 14
THE OKATO - Petor Olfass 11oem 3mpretiwn of (Vronto 1. THE MARSH Earliest morn o'er the marsh spreads its mystical magic, Rousing from slumber its myriad songsters small; Waking they wheel a-wing to the sky, whence they call Their greeting out to the sun. A gentle and timid breeze Seeming afraid to distrub, rustless out of the leaves, Down from the roadside willows descending and moving Back from its pathway the ruists of the night, then roving Aimlessly onward away far across eine earth. "Back in your smoky and grimy town go work for a living" Voice from no definite source is this--"Here nature's giving Stored stocks of strength for the struggles and trials you face; Look yet once more on this picture of beauty and peace. Hay green, encircling empurpled embankment, the sun:- Greatly rejoicing return then, the day has begun." 2. THE SAWMILL A mixture of noise is here: The hissing of steam, and the grating And rasping of saws in timbers; The clahes deafen the ear As storm-surf, the sea-coast berating Deadens the faraway crying -f sea-birds. Outside the walls of the mill The din, though softer, still harshly Grinds on the car. But farther away Remotely the ear often hears, slightly muffled, The same noise condensed to a whining whir, Softly singing all day Distinct and constantly throbbing, nearly unruffled. The city lives on in the sound of that purr. 3. A HOUSE OF GOD. The summer sun is setting; in the west A !,ng and solitary wind-spread cloud Reflects a ruddy light; and lest The disappearing day leave all too dark The street, through limbs of elms above it bowed Each soft ray filters down, a carmine spark, And 'midst the sombre shadows softly snows Once nr re the light which in the heavens glows, A house stands dark against the sunset flame Set at an intersection of the ways Down which, or day or night, swiftly deploys A rushing stream of men and human toys, Anon, like me, one srmetimes stops to gaze Upon that house which bears his Maker's name. Page 14.
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