NATALIE MERCHANT - SPRING AND FALL: TO A YOUNG CHILD - Written for Gerald Manley
Hopkins 1880 poem
C D Margaret, are you grieving
G C EmOver golden grove unleaving? By and by
C D Leaves, like the things of man, you
G C EmWith your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
C DAh! as the heart grows older
G CIt will come to such sights colder
Em D CBy and by, nor spare a sigh, by and by
C D GThough worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
C EmAnd yet you will weep and know why.
DNow no matter, child, the name:
C EmSorrows' springs are all the same. They're all the same.
C D GNor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
C EmWhat heart heard of, ghost guessed:
C DIt is the blight man was born for,
G C Em It is Margaret that you mourn for.