Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MATIN-SONG, by JOHN BANISTER TABB

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First Line: Arise! Arise
Last Line: Arise! Arise!
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Morning

Arise! Arise!
Dawns not the day without thy wakening eyes;
The mist that on them lies
Delays the blossom of the eastern skies.
'Tis at their light alone the darkness flies,
And night, despairing, dies;
Behold thine altar free for sacrifice!
Arise! Arise!

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