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John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892).  The Poetical Works in Four Volumes.  1892.
 
Religious Poems
An Easter Flower Gift
 
O DEAREST bloom the seasons know,
Flowers of the Resurrection blow,
  Our hope and faith restore;
And through the bitterness of death
And loss and sorrow, breathe a breath        5
  Of life forevermore!
 
The thought of Love Immortal blends
With fond remembrances of friends;
  In you, O sacred flowers,
By human love made doubly sweet,        10
The heavenly and the earthly meet,
  The heart of Christ and ours!

  1882.
 
 
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