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"Days Too Short"

Random Poetry List XXV

Days Too Short

When primroses are out in Spring,
   And small, blue violets come between;
   When merry birds sing on boughs green,
And rills, as soon as born, must sing;

When butterflies will make side-leaps,
   As though escaped from Nature's hand
   Ere perfect quite; and bees will stand
Upon their heads in fragrant deeps;

When small clouds are so silvery white
   Each seems a broken rimmèd moon—
   When such things are, this world too soon,
For me, doth wear the veil of Night.

William Henry Davies (b. 1871)

Originally e-mailed on Thursday, April 18, 2002 @ 11:40 AM.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Mon. 04/18/05 07:17:58 AM
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