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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
Poems from the Rossetti MS.: Later Poems
The Birds
 
He.  WHERE thou dwellest, in what grove,
    Tell me Fair One, tell me Love;
    Where thou thy charming nest dost build,
    O thou pride of every field!
 
She.  Yonder stands a lonely tree,        5
    There I live and mourn for thee;
    Morning drinks my silent tear,
    And evening winds my sorrow bear.
 
He.  O thou summer’s harmony,
    I have liv’d and mourn’d for thee;        10
    Each day I mourn along the wood,
    And night hath heard my sorrows loud.
 
She.  Dost thou truly long for me?
    And am I thus sweet to thee?
    Sorrow now is at an end,        15
    O my Lover and my Friend!
 
He.  Come, on wings of joy we’ll fly
    To where my bower hangs on high;
    Come, and make thy calm retreat,
    Among green leaves and blossoms sweet.        20
 
 
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