Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A SIMILE, by ROYALL TYLER

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A SIMILE, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Serenely smiled / the morning mild
Last Line: With sorrows beyond measure.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness

The morning mild,
With blushes all adorning
The trees their verdant foliage spread,
The flowers displayed their white & red,
The infant fruit peeped from the spray,
All nature seemed to laugh & play
It was so fine a morning.

But ere the sun
His race had run
The rising wind was storming,
The sky with clouds was overcast,
Fiercely blew the northern blast,
And shrub and tree and fruit and flower,
In wild confusion that dread hour,
Lay scattered on the wasted plain,
While stormy sleet, and hail, and rain,
All nature seemed deforming.

So smiles the rosy morn of youth,
Beaming with innocence and truth,
Adorned with hope and pleasure.
But ere the race of life is run
Bright hope's gay star, & pleasure's sun,
With all the glittering prospects round
Sink in ruin's gulf profound --
With sorrows beyond measure.

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