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The Indian Advocate
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Hoarse Winter's song comes trembling on the breeze,
, As chill winds shiver by the whisp'ring trees
That seem to sob for all the, bright days dead,
For their sweet-singing comrades that have flepl.
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The forest leaves are dying day by day,
Their fair sprang tints are turned to golden-gray.
Falling, they're whirled till winds are tired of play, '
Then in some hollow nook, rest and decay.
Full oft I think of old age drawing near,
Of dying hopes broad-scattered ye2.r by yean; '
I see the aged tree that, stiff and sere,
Falls, at tjhewjntry blast, and -then I fear. .
But .sunshine! follows shadow and the spring
Will surely come; unto my soul 'twill bring
Eternal light. Old Age, I scorn thy pain,
The loneliness "that follows in thy train. .
- For though life's" path was often bleak and bear,
I. found a. few fair flowers here and there;
Sweef;-scented flow'rs wjiose deathless mem 'ries stay
To soften all life's closing winter day.
'. . J. W;0K'eefc O. S. B.