The Unconquered Air, and Other Poems (1912)/The Return of Proserpine

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The Unconquered Air, and Other Poems by Florence Earle Coates
The Return of Proserpine

THE RETURN OF PROSERPINE

To welcome her the Mother wakes
 The myriad music of her rills,
And trims the border of her lakes
 With sun-lit daffodils:
Softly she counterpanes the leas,
 With primrose-bloom bedecks the vales,
 While answering her wooing gales,
Come ruby-pied anemones;
And as her wintry doubts depart,
 And brightening hopes foretell the morrow,
Such happiness o'erflows her heart
 There's left no room for sorrow!