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I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
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The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
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Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee,
While the world's tide is bearing me along;
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No other sun has lightened up my heaven,
No other star has ever shone for me;
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And, even yet, I dare not let it languish,
Dare not indulge in memory's rapturous pain;
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And when thy heart is laid to rest
Beneath the church-yard stone
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I sat in silent musing--
The soft wind waved my hair;
It told me heaven was glorious
And sleeping earth was fair.
And if I pray, the only prayer
That moves my lips for me
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Yes, as my swift days near their goal,
'Tis all that I implore--
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"But, first a hush of peace--a soundless calm descends;
The struggle of distress, and fierce impatience ends;
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