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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Wind of Summer
 
Michael Field
 
 
O WIND, thou hast thy kingdom in the trees,
        And all thy royalties
Sweep through the land to-day.
        It is mid June,
And thou, with all thine instruments in tune,        5
        Thine orchestra
Of heaving fields, and heavy, swinging fir,
        Strikest a lay
        That doth rehearse
Her ancient freedom to the universe.        10
    All other sound in awe
        Repeals its law;
    The bird is mute, the sea
    Sucks up its waves, from rain
    The burthened clouds refrain,        15
To listen to thee in thy leafery,
        Thou unconfined,
Lavish, large, soothing, refluent summer-wind.
 

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