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Message of the lilies / by Madison Cawein. Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. 400dpi TIFF G4 page images University of Kentucky, Electronic Information Access & Management Center Lexington, Kentucky 2002 b92-188-30608506 Electronic reproduction. 2002. (Beyond the shelf, serving historic Kentuckiana through virtual access (IMLS LG-03-02-0012-02) ; These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Message of the lilies / by Madison Cawein. Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. P.F. Volland, Chicago : c1913.  p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm. Coleman Bound in light gray paper over boards; printed and illustrated in green, gray, yellow and white; illustrated endpapers; handsewn. Microfilm. Atlanta, Ga. : SOLINET, 1994. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN04382.04 KUK) Printing Master B92-188. IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. I Se A00:::gwX X X'l ,il, tEu;\il SS: W k k k 0 This page in the original text is blank. MESSAGE OF THE LILIES BY MADISON CAWEIN Published by P. F.Vollard Co. at their Shop in Chicago C.OPYR.GHV. 1913 . F VOLLANO S COMPANY. CHCAGO0 FALL 10.Ss NESERVEOE M Y soul and I went walking Beneath the moon of spring; The E aster lilies were talking, We heard them murmuring- This page in the original text is blank. IT HEIR language was A L an essence, But clearer than a bird's; And from it grew a presence, As music grows from words. This page in the original text is blank. IN dimly moonlit places Some raised sweet throats of white And others lifted faces Of fragrant snow and light. This page in the original text is blank. A SPIRIT born of ) , fire And holiness and snoxv Within the Heavens' desire Were not more pure to know. This page in the original text is blank. A SPIRIT born of J46k, silence And purity and dew- Among Elysian islands Were not more white of hue. This page in the original text is blank. H E smiled-amid them lifting White hands of prayer and peace, And through the moon light drifting Came words to me like these: F1, SP 4" , 1 N, P 11 Ij ' P T' ': J This page in the original text is blank. (t r E are V Vlilies! His praises We are His Behold the bring! His lilies, aye we sing! lilies, lilies! Word we This page in the original text is blank. This page in the original text is blank. -,gg ,- Mg Mall I ZIN 't , tp "g., "