I knew the flowers had dreamed of you
I knew the flowers had dream'd of you
And hail'd the morning with regret;
For all their faces with the dew
Of vanish'd joy were wet.
I knew the winds had passed you way
Though not a sound the truth betrayed;
About their pinions all the day
A summer fragrance stayed.
And so awaking or asleep,
A memory of lost delight
By day the sightless breezes keep
And silent flow'rs by night.
Submitted by Nich Roehler
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