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Padraic Colum (1881–1972).  Anthology of Irish Verse.  1922.
 
119. To a Dead Poet
 
By Eleanor Rogers Cox
 
 
I SPEAK your name—a magic thing—
Jocund April takes my hand,
Golden birds begin to sing,
Laughter fills the silver land.
 
I speak your name—a Matin bell—        5
Buoyant, godlike, you arise—
Flinging far the slumber-spell
Laid upon your heart and eyes.
 
I speak your name—and Summer’s here—
Glad beyond all Summers gone—        10
And you are shining like the spear
God fashioned in His first day’s dawn.
 

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