For Me the Jasmine Buds Unfold (op. 19, no. 1)

(1891)

"For Me the Jasmine Buds Unfold" is the first song of Beach's Three Songs, op. 19.

Song
by Florence Earle Coates


For me the jasmine buds unfold
And silver daisies star the lea,
The crocus hoards the sunset gold,
And the wild rose breathes for me.
I feel the sap through the bough returning,
I share the skylark's transport fine,
I know the fountain's wayward yearning,
I love, and the world is mine!


I love, and thoughts that sometime grieved,
Still well remembered, grieve not me;
From all that darkened and deceived
Upsoars my spirit free.
For soft the hours repeat one story,
Sings the sea one strain divine;
My clouds arise all flushed with glory --
I love, and the world is mine!


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