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Days too short

Language: English

When primroses are out in Spring,
  And small, blue violets come between;
  When merry birds sing on boughs green,
And rills, as soon as born, must sing;
When butterflies will make side-leaps,
  As though escaped from Nature's hand
  Ere perfect quite; and bees will stand
Upon their heads in fragrant deeps;
When small clouds are so silvery white
  Each seems a broken rimmèd moon --
  When such things are, this world too soon,
For me, doth wear the veil of Night.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2009-01-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:04
Line count: 12
Word count: 80

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