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Poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery


Come, Rest Awhile


Come, rest awhile, and let us idly stray 
In glimmering valleys, cool and far away. 

Come from the greedy mart, the troubled street, 
And listen to the music, faint and sweet, 

That echoes ever to a listening ear, 
Unheard by those who will not pause to hear 

The wayward chimes of memorys pensive bells, 
Wind-blown oer misty hills and curtained dells. 

One step aside and dewy buds unclose 
The sweetness of the violet and the rose; 

Song and romance still linger in the green, 
Emblossomed ways by you so seldom seen, 

And near at hand, would you but see them, lie 
All lovely things beloved in days gone by. 

You have forgotten what it is to smile 
In your too busy lifecome, rest awhile.



Lucy Maud Montgomery


Lucy Maud Montgomery's other poems:
  1. In an Old Town Garden
  2. The Sea to the Shore
  3. The Truce of Night
  4. When the Dark Comes Down
  5. When the Fishing Boats Go Out


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