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In response to this so
ng came the thick waves
of dark sound, broad a
nd resonant, indifferen
t and hopeless. They dr
owned by their depth an
d force the swarm of ri
nging wails; questions,
appeals, groans blende
d in the alarming song.
At times the music see
med to take a desperate
upward flight, sobbing
and lamenting, and aga
in precipitated itself,
crept low, swung hithe
r and thither on the de
nse, vibratory current
of bass notes, foundere
d, and disappeared in t
hem; and once more brea
king through to an even
cadence, in a hopeless
Mother by Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936
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