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For You the Earth Must Be a Greener Green

Music: Ravel - Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte.
By Maurice Ravel. Performed by Felipe Sarro at Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons license.


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For you the Earth must be a greener green;
Orange buds must burst with greater glory;
Rivers must be pure, light full of grace,
Time unfold a more enchanting story;
Years must shape a spirit more serene.

To you the birds must sing with more delight;
Hyacinths must pour forth sweeter scent;
Rain must wear more gently, storms retrace
Each devastated path, and harm repent,
Each turbulence turn calm, and sorrow right.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon



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