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LIKE souls that balance joy and pain
With tears and smiles from heaven again
The maiden Spring upon the plain
Came in a sun lit fall of rain.
In crystal vapour everywhere
Blue isles of heaven laugh""d between
And far in forest deeps unseen
The topmost elm tree gather""d green
From draughts of balmy air.
Sometimes the linnet piped his song
Sometimes the throstle whistled strong
Sometimes the sparhawk wheel""d along
Hush""d all the groves from fear of wrong
By grassy capes with fuller sound
In curves the yellowing river ran
And drooping chestnut buds began
To spread into the perfect fan
Above the teeming ground.
Then in the boyhood of the year
Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere
Rode thro"" the coverts of the deer
With blissful treble ringing clear.
She seem""d a part of joyous Spring
A gown of grass green silk she wore
Buckled with golden clasps before
A light green tuft of plumes she bore
Closed in a golden ring.
Now on some twisted ivy net
Now by some tinkling rivulet
In mosses mixt with violet
Her cream white mule his pastern set
And fleeter now she skimm""d the plains
Than she whose elfin prancer springs
By night to eery warblings
When all the glimmering moorland rings
With jingling bridle reins.
As she fled fast thro"" sun and shade
The happy winds upon her play""d
Blowing the ringlet from the braid
She look""d so lovely as she sway""d
The rein with dainty finger tips
A man had given all other bliss
And all his worldly worth for this
To waste his whole heart in one kiss
Upon her perfect lips..

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