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When I die

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When I died

Four princesses sat on my grave and cried.

The first was Princess Autumn, whose red tears

Were gentle in their falling.

Next was Princess Winter

Her tears heart-broken white crystal.

Third came Princess Spring

 Each flowing blue-skied raindrop a song.

And last Princess Summer

And her tears each a sunbeam, so they were golden on my tomb.

When these four princesses had visited and wept their fill.

My bones at last were put at peace and rest there still.

Red, white, blue and gold

So is eternity foretold.

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