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J. C. Squire, ed.  A Book of Women’s Verse.  1921.
 
New Love, New Life
By Amy Levy (1861–1889)
 
I
SHE, who so long has lain
  Stone-stiff with folded wings,
Within my heart again
  The brown bird wakes and sings.
 
Brown nightingale, whose strain        5
  Is heard by day, by night,
She sings of joy and pain,
  Of sorrow and delight.
 
II
’Tis true,—in other days
  Have I unbarred the door;        10
He knows the walks and ways
  Love has been here before.
 
Love blest and love accurst
  Was here in days long past;
This time is not the first,        15
  But this time is the last.
 
 
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