Written in an ALMANACK 1805.

Written in an ALMANACK
1805. [1] 

To the year which departs, shall another succeed,
And with similar seasons the months shall proceed,
For the planets shall roll with unvarying course
While unmoved in its brightness stands fixed their great source.
Tho' the rich hues that blush on the banners of Spring,5
May fade in the fervors that summer shall bring,
Yet again shall young May by the Zephyrs be woo'd
And again shall her couch with each blossom be strewed.
Even thus tho' the gift which is offered thee here,
Is doomed by its nature to last but a year,10
Yet the love that receives, & the love that bestows,
With sweet tokens renewed unremittingly glows.


[1] EDITOR'S NOTE: "Written in an Almanack 1805" does not appear in Psyche, with Other Poems or Mary (or Collected Poems and Journals). BACK