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Glycine’s Song

A sunny shaft did I behold,
From sky to earth it slanted:
And poised therein a bird so bold –
Sweet bird, thou wert enchanted!
He sank, he rose, he twinkled, he troll’d
Within that shaft of sunny mist;
His eyes of fire, his beak of gold,
All else of amethyst! 

And thus he sang: ‘Adieu! adieu!
Love’s dreams prove seldom true.
The blossoms, they make no delay:
The sparkling dew-drops will not stay.
   Sweet month of May,
      We must away;
      Far, far away!
          To-day! to-day!

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photo by Dez Pain at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/moF90iu/Bird+Silhouette+on+Branch+1

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