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Song of Proserpine
WHILE GATHERING FLOWERS ON THE PLAIN OF ENNA

By
Percy Shelley
1820


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Sacred Goddess, Mother Earth,

Thou from whose immortal bosom

Gods and men and beasts have birth,

Leaf and blade, and bud and blossom,

Breathe thine influence most divine

On thine own child, Proserpine.
 

If with mists of evening dew

Thou dost nourish these young flowers

Till they grown in scent and hue

Fairest children of the Hours,

Breathe thine influence most divine

On thine own child, Proserpine.

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