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Thomas Cole's poetry

the collected poems of America's foremost painter of the Hudson River School reflecting his feelings for nature and the romantic spirit of the Nineteenth Century

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[97. A spell comes o'er th' excited soul whene'er]

A spell comes o'er th' excited soul whene'er
Soft music floats upon the breeze; all things
Do then inanimate or quick appear; to feel.
The insect on the winged sound seems borne
The bird is urged on its airy course; the bark
Is wafted on—mysteriously—