Fragrant Quote for May 9th, 2012 THE WALL-FLOWER.

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Fragrant Quote for May 9th, 2012

THE WALL-FLOWER.

When the eve-star uplifts her silver torch,
... And in the twilight, wakeful bats flit by,
Pleasant it is, by open door or porch,
To meet the blossomed wall-flower's fragrant sigh:
As from green forest-boughs the summer shower
Sweeps fitful music, that vibrates and dies
In the same instant, so that cottage flower
Calls to my heart a thousand memories,
And back to olden times my spirit bears;
Shadowy reminiscences of spring—
The spring of childhood's half-forgotten years,
Like dew, round that familiar fragrance cling,
The hovering fragrance on the night-air cast,
Like a sigh breathed out from the speechless past.

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