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Thoughts (From L.C. On the Hill)   Leave a comment

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Above:  Early Moonlight (Between 1900 and 1912), by Ben Foster (1852-1926)

Publisher and Copyright Claimant = Detroit Publishing Company

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994023108/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-D416-599

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

Circumstantial evidence leads me to conclude, via Ockham’s Razor, that “L.C. On the Hill” is LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia, with its campus on a hill.  My grandmother, Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001) was a student there in 1932.  The college was not yet coed, so maybe her brother Randolph was visiting her.  And he was obviously recuperating from a break-up with a girlfriend.

http://www.lagrange.edu/index.html

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 10, 2013 COMMON ERA

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As I sit alone at my window,

I hear not a sound,

For the town is still and sleeping

As the watchman makes his round.

—–

The moon is in the heavens,

Looking majestically down,

Upon the earth beneath it,

Upon the sleeping town.

—–

The moon descends the western sky,

And I watch its fading glory,

I think what it means to me–

A few lines will tell the story.

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The majestic moon, riding high,

Was the height of our happy love.

With the fading splendor of the moon,

Dark clouds loiter above.

—–

These clouds, which hang so lovely,

Are the darkness which I now know–

For your love is mine no longer,

And I still love you so.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

APRIL 1932 COMMON ERA

That Night   2 comments

Above:  Map of the Moon, 1645

The moon came peeping through the trees,

And gently blew the evening breeze;

When I her little hand did squeeze,–

‘Twas softly tho’–

And with a trembling voice, but clear,

I whispered in her little ear,

So none on earth but her could hear:

Ahem! Miss–you–know–

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But then I stopped, my throat was dry;

I trembled, tho’ I knew not why;

And in my soul I thought I’d die,

I felt so queer;

But she, tho’ not a word she said,

With answering squeeze, composure shed,

And told me I could go ahead,

And not to fear.

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Then, tighter to her hand I clung,

And open every barrier flung

That barred the way twixt and tongue,

“And let her roll,”

As rivers run when dams are broken,

As armies rush at orders spoken,

The words flew out, red-hot and smoking,

Right from my soul.

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That was the ardent, faithful prayer,

Arising from a heart sincere,

That rather would not beat, than dare

A faithless beat;

And when she:  “By those stars so bright,

By Luna’s blushing, flickering light,

My heart is thine, I swear this night,”

My bliss was sweet.

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But ah! since then I’ve learned to know

That love is but a lie or two;

That hearts will change as quick as snow

Melts in the sun;

That Cupid does sometimes allure,

And to his dastard wiles inure

Hearts than which none were ever truer,

And mine was one.

JOHN DODSON TAYLOR, SR.

Posted October 25, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Evenings and Nights, John Dodson Taylor Sr.--Poems, Love 1800s

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Lux   Leave a comment

The Sun

Image Source = User:Lykaestria

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_sun1.jpg)

Light,

Shining brightly

Making visible

Spreading joy

During the day

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Light,

Shining dimly

Making visible

Looking beautiful

At dusk

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Light,

Reflected by the Moon

Illuminating the darkness

Looking stunning

During the night

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

January 29, 2010

Posted August 26, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Kenneth Randolph Taylor 2000-2011

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Evenings III: Diana   Leave a comment

Full Moon

Image Source = Arun.blue

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Full_moon_night.JPG)

Diana the Moon

Shines down

Upon the Earth,

Enlightening it and us

With her gentle, silver light.

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Diana the Moon

Shines upon us,

Filling the sky sumptously

As if only she matters.

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Diana the Moon

Shines upon the Earth,

Cascading subtle light

Upon terrestrial objects.

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Diana the Moon

Shines upon us,

Gently breaking through

The Darkness.

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Diana the Moon

Shines down

Upon the Earth,

Enlightening it and us

With her gentle, silver light.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

February 3, 1992

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Nature XIII: February 2, 1991   Leave a comment

Full Moon

Image Source = Fir0002

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Moon_and_red_blue_haze.jpg)

Diana

Bathed me in

Her lunar light

And

Gladdened my soul,

Enlightening it

With natural beauty.

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The clouds

Partitioned the early morning sky

Into strips,

And

Diana, the huntress,

Sat in the sky,

Suspended on a gossamer thread

From Heaven.

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A nip occupied the air,

Giving the early morning

A wintry sense.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

February 2, 1991

Nature VIII: Diana and the Crickets   Leave a comment

The Moon

A Public Domain Image from NASA, via Wikipedia

On July 6, 1990,

About 11:35 PM,

I walked outside,

Alone

But

Not alone,

And

Saw the clouds,

Diana,

The shadows,

And heard the crickets.

Peace was in my heart,

For I heard and saw

God.

I crossed myself,

Saluted Diana

(And God)

And went inside

To write this poem.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

July 6, 1990