In Spring

Mathilde Blind

The young birds shy twitter
In hedges and bowers,
Fields brighten and glitter
With dewdrops and flowers.

Over flood, over fallow,
Impelled by old yearning,
The nest-building swallow
Exults at returning;

For dark days and hoary
Are routed and over,
Dark Winter is gone;
Resplendent in glory,

The earth meets her lover,
Her bridegroom the Sun.

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Must I alone sorrow,
Despairingly languish,
Breaks never a morrow
On the night of my anguish?

The jubilant gladness
In bird, beam, and blossom,
But deepens the sadness
That weighs on my bosom.

Oh, Spring, in whose azure
Wake follow the starling,
The daisy, the dove;
Sweet spendthrift of pleasure,

Brings also my darling,
Oh bring me my love!

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