Songs of Peace/In September

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In September
by Francis Ledwidge
Appears in Songs of Peace


Still are the meadowlands, and still
Ripens the upland corn,
And over the brown gradual hill
The moon has dipped a horn.

The voices of the dear unknown
With silent hearts now call,
My rose of youth is overblown
And trembles to the fall.

My song forsakes me like the birds
That leavethe rain and grey,
I hear the music of the words
My lute can never say.


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