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Poems by Christina G. Rossetti

«·“THERE IS A BUDDING MORROW IN MIDNIGHT.” · A HOPE CAROL.·»

EXULTATE DEO.

Many a flower hath perfume for its dower,
    And many a bird a song,
And harmless lambs milkwhite beside their dams
    Frolic along,—
Perfume and song and whiteness offering praise
    In humble, peaceful ways.

Man’s high degree hath will and memory,
    Affection and desire;
By loftier ways he mounts of prayer and praise,
    Fire unto fire,
Deep unto deep responsive, height to height,
    Until he walk in white.


«·“THERE IS A BUDDING MORROW IN MIDNIGHT.” · A HOPE CAROL.·»