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First Line: Then cried the song of life: 'the flowers that fall
Last Line: "beholding death shall not be even glad!"
Subject(s): Life

Then cried the song of Life: "The flowers that fall,
"Spendthrift of perfume, shall return again
"Fed by the tireless earth and fragrant rain:
"Far down the glimmering sea the musical
"Lips of the dawn repeat their clarion call;
"Always the heart shall kindle to regain
"Love's young desire whose very strength is pain,
"For life is love and love is best of all!"
Then breathed an elder music: "I am peace!
"Peace of the silent soul, sphered in such wise
"That no thing lives or dies, is pleased or sad
"In me, where hope and prayer and struggle cease!
"Wise with my light thy calm and steadfast eyes
"Beholding death shall not be even glad!"

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