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    Theodosia Garrison (Author)

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The Joy O' Life

Oh, the Joy o' Life goes singing through the highway,
Oh, the Joy o' Life goes swinging through the green,
And the form of her is slight as a crescent moon at night
And her face is some strange flower none hath seen.
She beckoned me and what could I but follow?
(Oh, I have seen the glamour of her eyes!)
Through the winding o' the ways, through the hundred nights and days
Must I follow where she lures me woman-wise.

My plough - I left it idle in the furrow -
My harvest lies for other eyes to scan,
For it's fare ye well to loam, to hearthstone and to home
When the Joy o' Life is calling to a man.

Oh, the Joy o' Life she calls me from the valley,
Oh, the Joy o' Life, she hails me from the height,
And her voice is like the thrill of the thrush when noon is still
And her laughter is the lilting of delight.
I follow through the sunshine and the moonshine -
(Oh, I have seen the waving of her hand!)
In the paths that know the fleet, flying touches of her feet
At the music of her mocking of command.

My friend - I left him fasting at my threshold -
My sweetheart is another man's to wife,
For it's fare ye well my own, and it's laugh and turn alone
When a man has heard the voice of Joy o' Life.

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  • PDF | 172 pages
  • Theodosia Garrison (Author)
  • Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)
  • English
  • 9
  • Poetry, Drama Criticism

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