Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONG: SUNBEAM AND DEWDROP, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL

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SONG: SUNBEAM AND DEWDROP, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: O sunbeam, o sunbeam
Last Line: Sparkling, starlike, everywhere.
Subject(s): Dreams; Shadows; Nightmares

O SUNBEAM, O sunbeam!
I would be a sunbeam too!
When the winter chill
Hushes lark and rill;
When the thunder-showers
Bow the weeping flowers;
When the shadows creep
Cold, and dark, and deep,
We would follow swift and bright,
Blending all our love and light,
Chasing winter, grim and hoary,
Shining all the tears away;
Turning all the gloom to glory,
All the darkness into day.

O dewdrop, O dewdrop,
I would be a dewdrop too!
When the fatal glow,
Sultry, still, and slow,
Makes the scentless flowers
Droop in withering bowers,
Leaf and shade and bloom
Touched with early doom;
We would follow, sweet and bright,
Blending life and love and light:
Making what was parched and dreary
Glad and lovely, fresh and fair,
Softly cheering what was weary,
Sparkling, starlike, everywhere.

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