by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

A perfect day
Language: English 
Bland air and leagues of immemorial blue,
No subtlest hint of whitening rime or cold,
A revel of rich colors, hue on hue,
From radiant crimson to softest shades of gold,
The vagueness in the undulant hill line,
The flutter of a bird's south-soaring wing,
Aeolian harmonies in the pine,
And glad brook laughter like mirth of spring,
A sense of gracious calm afar and near,
And yet a something wanting here,
One fine ray for consummation,
Ah, love, were you but here,
Then were the day indeed a perfect day.

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