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beckon
used in Leaves of Grass

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Definition
to call — typically to ask or tell someone to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod of the head
  • Child: Father what is that in the sky beckoning to me with long finger?
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (14% in)
  •   You but arrive at the city to which you were destin'd, you hardly settle yourself to satisfaction before you are call'd by an irresistible call to depart,
      You shall be treated to the ironical smiles and mockings of those who remain behind you,
      What beckonings of love you receive you shall only answer with passionate kisses of parting,
      You shall not allow the hold of those who spread their reach'd hands toward you.
    Book 7 — Song of the Open Road (62% in)
  • beckonings = calls
  • I stand again in leaden rain your flapping folds saluting, I sing you over all, flying beckoning through the fight—O the hard-contested fight!
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (49% in)
  • ...strong waves, The woods, the stalwart trees, the slender, tapering trees, The liliput countless armies of the grass, The heat, the showers, the measureless pasturages, The scenery of the snows, the winds' free orchestra, The stretching light-hung roof of clouds, the clear cerulean and the silvery fringes, The high-dilating stars, the placid beckoning stars, The moving flocks and herds, the plains and emerald meadows, The shows of all the varied lands and all the growths and products.
    Book 24 — AUTUMN RIVULETS (5% in)

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