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MCCRAE, Hugh Raymond

A Bridal Song

SHE is more sparkling beautiful

Than dawn-light seen thro tears

The weeping worlds of Paradise

Shed down upon the spheres.

Her eyes are bright and passionate

With loves immortal flame

The flowers of a wildwood tree

In petals write her name.

Her breath of life is so wondrous sweet

The bees halt, in amaze,

Their streaming honey-laden fleet

Above the meadow ways;

And every little singing thing

Atween the breasted hill

And Gods high-vaulted cloistering

Upraises with a will

Paeans of laud, and cheery chaunts

Of her, who now is mine

Queen-Angel of angelic haunts

Thro months of mead and wine.