Spring bursts today, For Christ is ris'n and all the earth's at play. Flash forth, thou Sun, The rain is over and gone, its work is done. Winter is past, Sweet Spring is come at last, is come at last. Bud, Fig and Vine, Bud, Olive, fat with fruit and oil! and wine Break forth this morn In roses, thou but yesterday a Thorn. Uplift thy head O pure white Lily through the winter dead. Beside your dams Leap and rejoice, you merry-making Lambs. All Herds and Flocks Rejoice, all beasts of thickets and of rocks. Sing, creatures, sing, Angels and Men and Birds and everything.
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- by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894), "An Easter Carol", appears in A Pageant and Other Poems, first published 1881 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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