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'Fall, leaves, fall'

By Emily Jane Bronte

"Rejoice evermore."
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16 ~

all, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.

I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day.