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Returned this day, the south wind searches,
And finds young pines and budding birches;
But finds not the budding man.
For his lips could well pronounce
Words that were persuasions.
The eager fate which carried thee
Took the largest part of me:
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Silent rushes the swift Lord
Through ruined systems still restored,
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Perchance not he but Nature ailed,
The world and not the infant failed.
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