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First Line: All the world is out in leaf
Last Line: Fast asleep and weary --
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): Spring Fancies: 2
Subject(s): Change; Earth; Life; Spring; World


All the world is out in leaf,
Half the world in flower,
Faint the rainbow comes and goes
In a sunny shower;
Earth has waited weeks and weeks
For this special hour.

All the world is making love;
Bird to bird in bushes,
Beast to beast in glades, and frog
To frog among the rushes:
Wake, O south wind sweet with spice
Wake the rose to blushes.

All the world is full of change;
Tomorrow may be dreary:
Life breaks forth, to right and left
Pipe the woodnotes cheery --
Nevertheless there lie the dead
Fast asleep and weary --





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