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    JUDITH.   Table of Contents     II.

Menken, Adah Isaacs
Infelicia

- INFELICIA.
- JUDITH.
- I.

I.


ASHKELON is not cut off with the remnant of a valley,
Baldness dwells not upon Gaza.
The field of the valley is mine, and it is clothed in
verdure.
The steepness of Baal-perazim is mine;
And the Philistines spread themselves in the valley of
Rephaim.
They shall yet be delivered into my hands.
For the God of Battles has gone before me!
The sword of the mouth shall smite them to dust.
I have slept in the darkness--
But the seventh angel woke me, and giving me, a sword
of flame, points to the blood-ribbed cloud, that lifts his
reeking head above the mountain.
Thus am I the prophet.
I see the dawn that heralds to my waiting soul the advent
of power.
Power that will unseal the thunders!
Power that will give voice to graves!
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Graves of the living;
Graves of the dying;
Graves of the sinning;
Graves of the loving;
Graves of despairing;
And oh! graves of the deserted!
These shall speak, each as their voices shall be loosed.
And the day is dawning.

    JUDITH.   Table of Contents     II.