Echoes from Vagabondia

by Bliss Carman


 

DAFFODIL'S RETURN


 

WHAT matter if the sun be lost?
What matter though the sky be gray?
There’s joy enough about the house,
For Daffodil comes home to-day.

There’s news of swallows on the air,

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There’s word of April on the way,
They’re calling flowers within the street,
And Daffodil comes home to-day.

O who would care what fate may bring,
Or what the years may take away!

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There’s life enough within the hour,
For Daffodil comes home to-day.