Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SECRET, by READ BAIN

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THE SECRET, by            
First Line: Shall I seem silly speaking some of spring
Last Line: The black manure -- the white killarney rose!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Secrets; Spring

Shall I seem silly speaking some of spring
As every man in every age has done; --
Assissi, singing to his Brother Sun,
Or Browning, touching God's great Everything?
And yet, this day! Bright with new coloring,
The dandelion-gold spread ton on ton,
The cherry frock of morning, sunshine-spun,
The green of grass -- God's glorious gardening!

He flings into the ceaseless time-machine
Another spring -- and grinds out witching days.
As they dance by in garments white and green,
We simple souls must give them love and praise.
A day, a blossom: Who the secret knows?
The black manure -- the White Killarney rose!

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