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Beneath the violets.

Safe 'neath the violets
Rests the baby form;
Every leaf that springtime sets
Shields it from the storm.
Peace to all vain regrets
Mid this sunshine warm!

Shadows come and shadows go
O'er the meadows wide;
Twice each day, to and fro,
Steals the river-tide;
Each morn with sunrise-glow
Gilds the green hillside.

Peace that no sorrow frets
In our souls arise!
Over all our wild regrets
Arching, like the skies;
While safe 'neath the violets
Sleep the violet eyes.


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