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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1733. Now Is the Cherry in Blossom
 
By Mary Eleanor Wilkins
 
 
NOW is the cherry in blossom, Love,
  Love of my heart, with the apple to follow;
Over the village at nightfall now
  Merrily veers and darts the swallow.
 
At nightfall now in the dark marsh grass        5
  Awakes the chorus that sings old sorrow;
The evening star is dim for the dew,
  And the apple and lilac will bloom to-morrow.
 
The honeysuckle is red on the rock;
  The willow floats over the brook like a feather:        10
In every shadow some love lies hid,
  And you and I in the world together.
 

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