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SOME OF THE RHYMES OF IRONQUILL.




Shadow.


The day has been vague, and the sky has been bleak,
     Affairs have gone backward the whole day long;
My friends as I meet them will scarcely speak,
And vainly the things I have lost I seek.
     I am weary and sad -- and the world is wrong.

The morrow has come, and the sky has grown clear,
     The world appears righted, and rings with song;
My friends as I meet them have words of cheer,
The things that I thought I had lost reappear,
     And the work pushes forward the whole day long.

As the strings of a harp, standing side by side,
     Are the days of sadness and days of song;
The sunshine and shadow are ever allied,
But the shadows will fade, and the sunshine bide,
     Though to-day may be dim, and the world go wrong.



Divider line of thick olive-green leaves


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