Written at a small distance from my House, and sent by my little boy.

It is the first mild day of March:
Each minute sweeter than before,
The redbreast sings from the tall larch
That stands beside our door.
 
There is a blessing in the air,
Which seems a sense of joy to yield
To the bare trees, and mountains bare,
And grass in the green field.
 
My sister! ('tis a wish of mine)
Now that our morning meal is done,
Make haste, your morning task resign;
Come forth and feel the sun.
 
Edward will come with you; —and, pray,
Put on with speed your woodland dress;
And bring no book: for this one day
We’ll give to idleness.
 
No joyless forms shall regulate
Our living calendar:
We from to—day, my Friend, will date
The opening of the year.
 
Love, now a universal birth,
From heart to heart is stealing,
From earth to man, from man to earth:
—It is the hour of feeling.
 
One moment now may give us more
Than years of toiling reason:
Our minds shall drink at every pore
The spirit of the season.
 
Some silent laws our hearts will make,
Which they shall long obey:
We for the year to come may take
Our temper from to—day.
 
And from the blessed power that rolls
About, below, above,
We’ll frame the measure of our souls:
They shall be tuned to love.
 
Then come, my Sister! come, I pray,
With speed put on your woodland dress;
And bring no book: for this one day
We’ll give to idleness.

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