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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
Hope and Faith
By Isaac Leib Perez (Trans. Henry Goodman)
HOPE! Not distant is the Springtime,
  Butterflies will soon be winging—
In new nests the merry songsters
  Their new songs will soon be singing.
Know! The night itself will vanish,        5
  Cloudlands drift and melt away—
Once again will skies shine azure,
  Stars by night and suns by day.
New the roses, new the flowers,
  Spring’s new odors flow in waves,        10
Brilliant colors, scents and singing
  Will arise above our graves.

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