Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LIFE, by ELKANAH EAST TAYLOR

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First Line: Just as the plum - tree lifts its ivory flower
Last Line: Somehow, somewhere to seek the spring again!
Subject(s): Aging; Change; Life

Just as the plum-tree lifts its ivory flower
When whispering south-winds in fair branches blow
Holding against blue skies frail buds of snow
In silent loveliness, so in that hour
Love calls there is a subtle, mystic power
That warms to life Truth's thoughts that glow
In beauty like the plum-tree's. This I know;
After the winter's pain the spring's glad dower.
But just as plum-trees have their spring and fall
Life, too, must have its blue and pewter skies,
Youth's days of pleasure, and old-age of pain,
And dreams and sleep ... then that far call
That each must hear ... and wakening arise
Somehow, somewhere to seek the spring again!

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