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THE RAINBOW [IN THE SKY], by         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart leaps up when I behold
Last Line: Bound each to each by natural piety.
Variant Title(s): "my Heart Leaps Up When I Behold"";my Heart Leaps Up;
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Nature; Rainbows; Religion; Work; Workers; Theology


MY heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky;
So was it when my life began,
So is it now I am a man,
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.




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