New poems and variant readings/In the green and gallant Spring

New poems and variant readings  (1918)  by Robert Louis Stevenson
In the green and gallant Spring

IN THE GREEN AND GALLANT SPRING

In the green and gallant Spring,
Love and the lyre I thought to sing,
And kisses sweet to give and take
By the flowery hawthorn brake.


Now is russet Autumn here,
Death and the grave and winter drear,
And I must ponder here aloof
While the rain is on the roof.