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First Line: I never longed so hungrily for spring
Last Line: Of gallant failures like gallipoli.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spring

I never longed so hungrily for spring
Before, nor in the past and peaceful years
Saw the first robin through a rush of tears,
And heard his throaty whistle quivering.
Bright squills the color of a bluebird's wing,
And fruit-trees white as water round the weirs
You hearten us more than a storm of cheers,
Eternal beauty reawakening.
Help us to know it is for you we fight,
O Beauty of the many guises! Be
Incarnate for us in white deeds: the flight
Of wind-blown birds in May, and liberty,
Still manifest no less in the grim night
Of gallant failures like Gallipoli.

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