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Poem by Mathilde Blind


In Spring


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.

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!



Mathilde Blind


Mathilde Blind's other poems:
  1. Mourning Women
  2. The Mystic's Vision
  3. The Desert
  4. April Rain
  5. A Symbol


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Ernest Dowson In Spring ("See how the trees and the osiers lithe")
  • Norman Gale In Spring ("Grass begins to grow")

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