|The Return of Persephone (1891)|
by Frederic Leighton
TO welcome her the Mother wakes"The Return of Proserpine" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in The Unconquered Air (1912) and Poems (1916) Volume I.
The myriad music of her rills,
And trims the border of her lakes
With sun-lit daffodils:
Softly she counterpanes the leas,
With primrose-bloom bedecks the vales,
While answering her wooing gales
Come ruby-pied anemones;
And as her wintry doubts depart,
And brightening hopes foretell the morrow,
Such happiness o'erflows her heart
There 's left no room for sorrow!