A Carol of Youth

A CAROL OF YOUTH

                                    Give songs to the Summer
                                       And carols to Spring;
                                    Greet Love the new-comer
                                       With tabret and string.

                                    Come, crown him with laurel
                                       As poet and knight,
                                    Whose lips are of coral,
                                       Decreeing delight!

                                    Now hillock and highway
                                       Are budding and glad;
                                    Thro' dingle and byway
                                       Go lassie and lad!

                                    The spink in the hollow,
                                       The laverock above,
                                    The merle and the swallow
                                       Shout pæns to Love.

                                    The mavis is fluting
                                       The song of his mirth;
                                    The breezes are bruiting
                                       It over the earth!

                                    Give songs to the Summer
                                       And carols to Spring,
                                    Greet Love the new-comer—
                                       Our poet and king!

                                                                                                HUGO LAUBACH.

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MLA citation: Laubach, Hugo. "A Carol of Youth." The Evergreen 1 (1895): 55. The Yellow Nineties Online. Ed. Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Ryerson University, 2016. Web. [Date of access] http://1890s.ca/HTML.aspx?s=EGV1_laubach_carol.html