Landon in The Literary Gazette 1825/Poetic 5 2

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Literary Gazette, 17th December, 1825, Page 812


First.

’Twas Spring, the tree stood by the stream,
    With flowers unnumbered hung
Upon the boughs; you scarcely marked
    The shade they downward flung.

The leaves have dropt off one by one,
    As the wind o'er them strayed;
Of all it flung upon the stream
    Only remains the shade.

Oh! heart of mine read here thy fate,
    And here thy likeness find;
Thus has life's freshness past away,
    Its darkness staid behind.

And worse thy state:—another spring,
    Again that tree will be
Green in its youth—but where's the year
    That has a spring for thee?[1]

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