I Know Not Why (1905)

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I lift mine eyes against the sky,
The clouds are weeping, So am I.
I lift mine eyes again on high,
The sun is smiling, So am I.
Why do I smile? Why do I weep?
I do not know, it lies too deep.

I hear the winds of Autumn sigh,
They break my heart,
They make me cry.
I hear the birds of lovely Spring,
My hopes revive, I help them sing.
Why do I sing? Why do I cry?
It lies too deep, I know not why.