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In some shaded wall
Startled by the call
Silently crevices fall
The snow melts
And all bequeath
Thy greater majesty unseen.
Call of spring
Thy phantom touch
Each year has been
Pledge of greater majesty.
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Monadnock in Early Spring
Amy Lowell, 1874 - 1925
Cloud-topped and splendid, dominating all
The little lesser hills which compass thee,
Thou standest, bright with April’s buoyancy,
Yet holding Winter in some shaded wall
Of stern, steep rock; and startled by the call
Of Spring, thy trees flush with expectancy
And cast a cloud of crimson, silently,
Above thy snowy crevices where fall
Pale shrivelled oak leaves, while the snow beneath
Melts at their phantom touch. Another year
Is quick with import. Such each year has been.
Unmoved thou watchest all, and all bequeath
Some jewel to thy diadem of power,
Thou pledge of greater majesty unseen.
This poem is in the public domain.