Henry O'Meara Ballads of America

Decoration

TO LAWRENCE BARRETT

SEER of that chanted Art our nature craves
   To limn in light enshrouded days and men,
To echo deeds from dim Nirvana's caves -
Lift to new fame oblivion-lapsing graves -
   Vest their dead themes with vivid life again;
Hispanian, Moor, Venetian, sweep along -
   Speak in your fire - your histrion - pulsing own -
The Dane tells dreamily his brooding wrong,
The hate-wrought Roman hisses in the throng -
  Loved Man o' Airlie croons his lullaby alone.
 
Decoration
REOPENING OF THE BOSTON MUSEUM CONTENTS THE SPRING BULBS' ADVENT

 

Edited and formatted by Sheldon Brown

updated Wednesday, April 19, 2000
URL: http://sheldonbrown.com/omeara/barrett.html
Copyright © 2000 Sheldon Brown