The Marble Faun and A Green Bough

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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The twilight is severed with waters continually falling And heavy with budded plants that by no means die, And a voice that's endlessly calling Sweetly and soberly. Spring wakes the partitions of a chilly highway, Sows silver remembered seed in frozen areas: Upon meadows like nonetheless and easily smiling faces, and wrinkled streams, and grass that knew her toes. the following he stands, with no the gate of stone among partitions with silence on them grown, And littered leaves of silence at the ground; right here, in a solemn silver of ruined springs one of the soft 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 girls reasonable, why tears? why sighs? There’s nonetheless many a champion that’ll think the pointy goads of your eyes As Roland did, in love and conflict. And be of cheer, ye valiant foemen. girl bore you: notwithstanding amain Life’s gale could blow, there’s born of girl One who’ll offer you sleep back. Weep now not for Roland: envy him Whose repute is speedy in track and tale, whereas he, with myriad cherubim Is lapped in ease, asleep in glory. XXII I SEE your face in the course of the twilight of my brain, A nightfall of forgotten issues, remembered issues; it's a hall darkish and funky with tune And too dim for sight, That leads me to a door which brings You, clothed in quiet sound for my pride. XXIII someplace a moon will bloom and locate me now not, Then wane the windless gardens of the blue; someplace a misplaced eco-friendly harm (but larger this Than in wealthy desolation lengthy forgot) someplace a candy remembered mouth to kiss— nonetheless, you idiot; lie nonetheless: that’s no longer for you. XXIV HOW canst thou be chaste, while lonely nights And nights I lay beside in intimate loveliness Thy grave attractiveness, girdle-slacked; and grief see you later my very own was once long past, and there has been peace Like azure wings my physique alongside to lie in which thy identify like muted silver bells Breathed over me, and located much less pleasure, yet much less of grief than waking thou didst stir? Then I did want yet flip to thee, after which My hand dreamed on thy little breast. Then flowed underneath my hand thy body’s curve, and grew to become To me in the famished lonely darkish Thy sound asleep kiss. XXV used to be this the dream? therefore: It appeared I lay Upon a seashore the place sand and water kiss With unending kissing in a loss of life fall. The moon Walked within the water, trod with silver shoon The quavering sands: naught else yet this. after which and shortly, O quickly What wind formed thee in Cnydos? formed Thy graven song? whence such guise Doth starlight take nor good looks by no means taken but hand so hungry for? O i've got visible the final word hawk unprop the final word skies, And with the curving photograph of his fall Locked beak to beak. And waked And waked. after which the moon And quavering sands the place kissing crept and slaked And that was once all. (Or had I slept And within the huddle of its fading, wept That lengthy waking ere I should still sleep back? ) XXVI nonetheless, and glance down, glance down: Thy curious withdrawn hand Unprobes, now spirit and experience unblend, undrown, Knit by means of a be aware and sundered through a stressful Like this: Is: used to be: and never.

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