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A SMILE AND A SIGH, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: A smile because the nights are short
Last Line: We live who would be dying.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Time


A SMILE because the nights are short!
And every morning brings such pleasure
Of sweet love-making, harmless sport:
Love that makes and finds its treasure;
Love, treasure without measure.

A sigh because the days are long!
Long long these days that pass in sighing,
A burden saddens every song.
While time lags which should be flying,
We live who would be dying.





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