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Always Maytime

(for Gerry)

When May has spent its little song,
And richer comes the June,
Through former eyes the heart will long
For May again in tune;
Though large with promise hope may be,
By future visions cast,
Our memoried thoughts will yearn to see
The happy little past.

And you, my loyal little friend,
(From May to June you go),
What years of loyalty attend
Great comradeship we know;
Yet joy have me in place of tears
To see your road depart,
For whether east or west your years,
A friend stays home at heart.

Then gladly let the Springtime pass
And Summer in its wake;
Ahead are fields of flower and grass
All fragrant for your sake:
With hearts of joy we say farewell,
With laughter, wave and nod,
It's always May for us who dwell
In seasons close to God.
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 741
Words 146
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 8, 8, 8

Michael Earls

Michael Earls, S.J. was a Jesuit priest, as well as a writer, poet, teacher, and administrator. more…

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