by Agnes Falconer

So frail are we, pale are we,
Mist-thin, ghost-white —
Hark o'er us, spring's chorus
Trills all life's delight!
And no leaf stirs in all the wood
Yet see! our blossoms quiver!
Dance these not in thy solitude —
Forever!

 

Note: Windflower is the common name for Anemone blanda.


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