The Circle of Affection and Other Pieces in Prose and Verse

by Duncan Campbell Scott


 

TIME


 

O TIME, that like a flower unfolds,
        The promise of the years,
Perfect this bud that trembling holds
        Presage of Joy and Tears:

Unfold, and of the bitter past

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        The petals all destroy,
Unfold, and on the future cast
        The golden seed of Joy.