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First Line: Violets! - deep-blue violets!
Last Line: The bending and deep-blue violet!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Flowers; Violets

VIOLETS! -- deep-blue violets!
April's loveliest coronets!
There are no flowers grow in the vale,
Kiss'd by the dew, woo'd by the gale, --
None by the dew of the twilight wet,
So sweet as the deep-blue violet!
I do remember how sweet a breath
Came with the azure light of a wreath
That hung round the wild harp's golden chords,
Which rang to my dark-eyed lover's words.
I have seen that dear harp roll'd
With gems of the East and bands of gold;
But it never was sweeter than when set
With leaves of the deep-blue violet!
And when the grave shall open for me, --
I care not how soon that time may be, --
Never a rose shall grow on that tomb,
It breathes too much of hope and of bloom;
But there be that flower's meek regret,
The bending and deep-blue violet!

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