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Poem by Dora Sigerson Shorter


You Will Not Come Again


The green has come to the leafless tree,
   The earth brings forth its grain;
The flower has come for the honey bee:
   You will not come again.

The birds have come to the empty nest,
   All winter full of rain;
So music has come where the silence was:
   You will not come again.

Love will come for the weak lambs cry;
   Alas for my hearts dull pain!
In the cycle of change I alone am lone:
   You will not come again.



Dora Sigerson Shorter


Dora Sigerson Shorter's other poems:
  1. The Fairy Changeling
  2. The Blow Returned
  3. The Kine of My Father
  4. The Scallop Shell
  5. The Skeleton in the Cupboard


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