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  • To the Passing Seasons

    From The Washington Herald, October 13, 1912.
    By George Sands Johnson.
     There are no blossoms left to tell
       The happy days of Spring!
     While parting anthems of farewell
       Through haunted chambers ring.
     Amid vast shrines where ages dwell
       In peace and joy, unseen,
     Deep voices of glad visions well
       And sparkle through the green.
     Sweet memory of joyous hours
       That charm the backward gaze,
     Clusters around the folded flowers,
       Still gleam through autumn haze.
     And as the summer passes by,
       Where autumn’s shadows brood,
     Gray specters of dead beauty sigh
       In solemn solitude.
     How fleet and strange is fate and time!
       As life is swept along
     Through seasons dreary and sublime
       To join the vanished throng.