Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE WAYS OF TIME, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES

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First Line: As butterflies are but winged flowers
Last Line: On the old things I love.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Time

AS butterflies are but winged flowers,
Half sorry for their change, who fain,
So still and long they lie on leaves,
Would be thought flowers again --

E'en so my thoughts, that should expand,
And grow to higher themes above,
Return like butterflies to lie
On the old things I love.

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