Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, OCTOBER, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES

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First Line: April adance in play
Last Line: On the path of the dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall

April adance in play
met with his lover May
where she came garlanded.
The blossoming boughs o'erhead
were thrill'd to bursting by
the dazzle from the sky
and the wild music there
that shook the odorous air.

Each moment some new birth
hasten'd to deck the earth
in the gay sunbeams.
Between their kisses dreams:
And dream and kiss were rife
with laughter of mortal life.

But this late day of golden fall
is still as a picture upon a wall
or a poem in a book lying open unread.
Or whatever else is shrined
when theVirgin hath vanishèd:
Footsteps of eternal Mind
on the path of the dead.

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