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Browning, Robert - Reverie - I know there shall dawn a day



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Robert Browning - from Reverie


I know there shall dawn a day
- Is it here on homely earth?
Is it yonder, worlds away
Where the strange and new have birth
That Power comes full in play?

Is it here, with grass about
Under befriending trees
When shy buds venture out
And the air by mild degrees
Puts winter's death past doubt?

Is it up amid whirl and roar
Of the elemental flame
Which star flecks heaven's dark floor
That, new yet still the same
Full in play comes Power once more?

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Browning, Robert

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