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Bringing in the May

Narcissus by John William Waterhouse

by Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

O Lady, leave thy silken thread
And flowery tapestrie:

There’s living roses on the bush,

And blossoms on the tree;

Stoop where thou wilt, thy careless hand

Some random bud will meet;

Thou canst not tread, but thou wilt find

The daisy at thy feet.

‘Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;

The light is made of many dyes,

The air is all perfume;

There’s crimson buds, and white and blue—

The very rainbow showers

Have turn’d to blossoms where they fell,

And sown the earth with flowers.

There’s fairy tulips in the east,
The garden of the sun;

The very streams reflect the hues,

And blossom as they run:

While Morn opes like a crimson rose,

Still wet with pearly showers;

Then, lady, leave the silken thread

Thou twinest into flowers!

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  • May 2, 2009, 10:54 am Hecate

    A new one for me; lovely!

  • May 2, 2009, 6:40 pm Beth Owl's Daughter

    Oh, so glad you liked it, Hecate! Blessings to you!