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First Line: It lies all fair about me
Last Line: My black garment showeth.
Subject(s): Wellesley College


IT lies all fair about me,
The color of the spring;
It flashes clear above me
In the scarlet of a wing.
It flames in the cowslips' yellow,
It pales in the wind-flower's flush;
Burns keen in the tulip-borders,
Fades brown in the coat of the thrush.

Alone amid the young world's joy
My young sorrow goeth.
Dark against the apple-blows
My black garment showeth.

It spreads all gay about me,
The Summer's show of flowers.
They have more lovely colors
Than an August day hath hours;
Proud marigolds in orange,
Tall larkspur in burning blues;
Poppies and wall-flowers and pansies, --
Which flower, -- which flower to choose!

Alone amid the bright world's joy
My young sorrow goeth.
Dark among the garden-rows
My black garment showeth.





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