Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TENDER THINGS, by MARGARET HORSCH STEVENS

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TENDER THINGS, by            
First Line: My heart is reaching out
Last Line: In the spring.
Subject(s): Spring

My heart is reaching out
To tender things,
The unforgotten words
Of other springs

When every day that dawned
Brought tasks to do,
And life flowed gaily on
Because of you.

We shared each simple joy
And found a way
To banish all the dust
Of yesterday.

We saw a falling star
And wished in vain,
Yet -- if I had the chance
I'd wish again.

My heart is reaching out
The tender things that blossomed
In the spring.

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