Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MAY DAY, by SARA TEASDALE

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MAY DAY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shining line of motors
Last Line: Too beautiful to bear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Variant Title(s): The Dark Cup: 1. May
Subject(s): May (month)

THE shining line of motors,
The swaying motor-bus,
The prancing dancing horses
Are passing by for us.

The sunlight on the steeple,
The toys we stop to see,
The smiling passing people
Are all for you and me.

"I love you and I love you!"--
"And oh, I love you, too!"--
"All of the flower girl's lilies
Were only grown for you!"

Fifth Avenue and April
And love and lack of care--
The world is mad with music
Too beautiful to bear.

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