Fresher than Dawn 1

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Fresher than dawn in joy of earliest bird has broken
      the night
Or latest star forsakes the waking choir
Stronger than Summer Sun which draws the heart
      of waiting earth
With its ripening fire;
Tenderer Solemner than evening when the holy-tinted West
      brings love
And Heaven unto the all wearied hungry souls again
Art thou white-robed Fidelity! May Death's
Steel      steel fingers prick
At thine embrace in vain!
To Prof M and Mrs M
And all at the GateOf the Sun our New Year's
friendship and hope -
wearied souls of new?