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The posies have come and the birds are all here,
Pouring forth their glad warblings in melodies clear;
The robin, the swallow, the oriole gay,
The bluebird, the wren and the bright-feathered jay;
And sweet-scented violets hide in the grass
To kiss the footsteps of the children who pass,
While the clover and pansy look up to the breeze,
And pink petaled blossoms look down from the trees.

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