Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley— Volume 1

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Author: James Whitcomb Riley

Over the Eyes of Gladness

"The voice of One hath spoken,
And the bended reed is bruised—
The golden bowl is broken,
And the silver cord is loosed."

Over the eyes of gladness
The lids of sorrow fall,
And the light of mirth is darkened
Under the funeral pall.

The hearts that throbbed with rapture
In dreams of the future years,
Are wakened from their slumbers,
And their visions drowned in tears.

. . . . . . .
Two buds on the bough in the morning—
Twin buds in the smiling sun,
But the frost of death has fallen
And blighted the bloom of one.

One leaf of life still folded
Has fallen from the stem,
Leaving the symbol teaching
There still are two of them,—

For though—through Time’s gradations,
The LIVING bud may burst,—
The WITHERED one is gathered,
And blooms in Heaven first.

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Chicago: James Whitcomb Riley, "Over the Eyes of Gladness," Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley— Volume 1, ed. Keil, Heinrich, 1822-1894 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley—Volume 1 (New York: George E. Wood, 1850), Original Sources, accessed January 26, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8MG6JR744Q4KWF4.

MLA: Riley, James Whitcomb. "Over the Eyes of Gladness." Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley— Volume 1, edited by Keil, Heinrich, 1822-1894, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley—Volume 1, New York, George E. Wood, 1850, Original Sources. 26 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8MG6JR744Q4KWF4.

Harvard: Riley, JW, 'Over the Eyes of Gladness' in Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley— Volume 1, ed. and trans. . cited in 1850, Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley—Volume 1, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 26 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8MG6JR744Q4KWF4.