Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, PRINCETON, by LYMAN WHITNEY ALLEN

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First Line: Reposeful spot horizoned by the stress
Last Line: "and cries, ""the day!"" across the reddening dawn."
Subject(s): Princeton, New Jersey

Reposeful spot horizoned by the stress
Of thunderous cities! Here stern Nature seems
One verdurous peace, an atmosphere of dreams,
With ever-lilting languorous caress.
Yet everywhere a laborous mightiness,
A fine vibration, youthly anvilled, streams, --
Felt music, muted clangor, wisdom's themes
Turning to vantage for the world's redress.

This is the armory of intellect
Where swords of thought are wrought for lords of strife,
The while th' enfreedomed spirit beats down brawn
On the last lines of darkness, stands erect,
Grasping the vision of dominion life,
And cries, "The Day!" across the reddening dawn.

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