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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1739. Sing Again
 
By Marie Van Vorst
 
 
        YOU sang me a song:
        ’T was the close of the year—
            Sing again!
    I cannot remember the name
            Or the words:        5
            ’T is the same
        We listen to hear
When the windows are open in spring,
        And the air’s full of birds;
One calls from the branch some sweet thing,        10
    And one sings on the wing
            The refrain.
 
        You sang me a song
        My heart thrilled to hear.
            The refrain        15
    Has run like a fillet of gold
            Through the woof
            Of the cold
        Dark days of a year.
To-night there ’s a year at its start,        20
        All the birds are aloof,
Your eyes hold the sun for my part,
    And the Spring’s in your heart—
            Sing again!
 

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