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Poem by Thomas MacDonagh

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I heard a music sweet to-day,
    A simple olden tune,
And thought of yellow leaves of May
    And bursting buds of June,
Of dewdrops sparkling on a spray
    Until the thirst of noon.

A golden primrose in the rain
    Out of the green did grow--
Ah! sweet of life in Winter's wane
    When airs of April blow!--
Then drifted with the changing strain
    Into a dream of snow.

Thomas MacDonagh

Thomas MacDonagh's other poems:
  1. The Song of Joy
  2. In Dread
  3. The Poet Saint
  4. The Seasons and the Leaves
  5. A Dream of Being

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