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Oh! how happy way to meet the day,
To rise from sleep before the sun shines,
For so long it has not been this way,
When I thought I almost lost my mind.

It did not say from whence it came,
No cause have I found for this arrogant display,
No matter for they are all the same,
But joy I welcome more than dismay.

A song without beginning and without end,
A broken world dancing even if the song did stop,
Play, sweet Muse, till my heart does find,
A love forgotten by a love that forgot.

Play until the rains come and begin again,
With each season's passing comes my life's demise,
The world without mimics the world within,
As the sun does smile, the rains do cry.

Oh! but summer and its wonders invite me to see,
Its sun, its stars, its skies and seas,
'Tis better now to be than not to be,
Death fears this light and comes only in misery.

What folly is this fate than the other man's lot,
From whence it came, but it came, why not?
A poisoned flower's a flower just the same,
Now I praise in me what before I blamed.

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