by Harriet Monroe (1860 - 1936)

A farewell
Language: English 
Goodbye! - no, do not grieve that it is over,
  The perfect hour;
That the winged joy, sweet honey-loving rover,
  Flits from the flower.

Grieve not - it is the law. Love will be flying -
  Yes, love and all.
Glad was the living - blessed be the dying.
  Let the leaves fall.


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