Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Madrigal / Jane Elizabeth MacDonald

A Madrigal

Spring went by with laughter
    Down the greening hills,
Singing lyric snatches,
    Crowned with daffodils;
Now, by breath of roses
As the soft day closes
Know that April's promise
    June fulfills.

Youth goes by with gladness
    Faery woodlands through,
Led by starry visions,
    Fed with honey-dew;
Life, who dost forever
Urge the high endeavor,
Grant that all the dreaming
    Time brings true!

Jane Elizabeth MacDonald
from Canadian Poets, 1916

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada, the United States, and the European Union]

Jane Elizabeth MacDonald biography

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