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Poems Every Child Should Know by  Mary E. Burt

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FAIRY SONG

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Shed no tear! O shed no tear!

The flower will bloom another year.

Weep no more! O, weep no more!

Young buds sleep in the root's white core.

Dry your eyes! Oh! dry your eyes!

For I was taught in Paradise

To ease my breast of melodies—

Shed no tear.


Overhead! look overhead!

'Mong the blossoms white and red—

Look up, look up. I flutter now

On this flush pomegranate bough.

See me! 'tis this silvery bell

Ever cures the good man's ill.

Shed no tear! O, shed no tear!

The flowers will bloom another year.

Adieu, adieu—I fly, adieu,

I vanish in the heaven's blue—

Adieu, adieu!


JOHN KEATS.


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