A Century of Roundels/'Marzo Pazzo'

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A Century of Roundels by Algernon Charles Swinburne
'Marzo Pazzo'

'MARZO PAZZO'


Mad March, with the wind in his wings widespread,
Leaps from heaven, and the deep dawn's arch
Hails re-risen again from the dead
 Mad March.


Soft small flames on rowan and larch
Break forth as laughter on lips that said
Nought till the pulse in them beat love's march.


But the heartbeat now in the lips rose-red
Speaks life to the world, and the winds that parch
Bring April forth as a bride to wed
 Mad March.