Two Songs

Song Cycle by William Harold Neidlinger (1863 - 1924)

Word count: 92

?. Life and Death [sung text not yet checked]

As I watch'd the ploughman ploughing,
Or the sower sowing in the fields -- or the harvester harvesting,
I saw there too, O life and death, your analogies:
(Life, life is the tillage, and Death is the harvest according.)

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?. Thy face [sung text not yet checked]

Such a starved bank of moss
Till, that May-morn,
Blue ran the flash across:
Violets were born!

Sky -- what a scowl of cloud
Till, near and far,
Ray on ray split the shroud:
Splendid, a star!

World -- how it walled about
Life with disgrace,
Till God's own smile came out:
That was thy face! 

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