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Soft, Low and Sweet

Soft, low and sweet, the blackbird wakes the day,
And clearer pipes, as rosier grows the gray
  Of the wide sky, far, far into whose deep
  The rath lark soars, and scatters down the steep
His runnel song, that skyey roundelay.

Earth with a sigh awakes; and tremors play,
  Coy in her leafy trees, and falt'ring creep
Across the daisy lawn and whisper, "Well-a-day,"
  Soft, low and sweet.

From violet-banks the scent-clouds float away
  And spread around their fragrance, as of sleep:
  From ev'ry mossy nook the blossoms peep;
From ev'ry blossom comes one little ray
That makes the world-wealth one with Spring, alway
  Soft, low and sweet.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Johannes Carl Andersen

Johannes Carl Andersen was a New Zealander clerk, poet, ethnologist, librarian, editor and historian . more…

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