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H bMS Am 1118.95, Box 9

  There are thrice? months? of the Spring"
A sense unnamed disarms

Before Ere, the winter birds are on the wing
Or Winter Solstice turns -
Awake [Alack?] - [thourt?] moon [snow?] upon the hills!


In some pale February hour
A subtle change extends -
The sky bends down with softer power
And new enchantment bends
  Awake [and repeat the 4th l. above]

Grey velvet [villas?] in the hedges
[Chew?] and [decay?] the heart
A steadfast rainbow pledges
That winter must depart
  Awake [and repeat the 4th l. above]

  The colors in the evening west
Melt in more tropic hues
The south wind makes it's gentle quest
Oh Spring cannot refuse
  Awake [repeat the 4th l. above]

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