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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
II. A Silly Song
By Dinah Maria Craik (1826–1887)
“O HEART, my heart!” she said, and heard
          His mate the blackbird calling,
While through the sheen of the garden green
          May rain was softly falling,—
          Aye softly, softly falling.        5
The buttercups across the field
          Made sunshine rifts of splendour:
The round snow-bud of the thorn in the wood
          Peeped through its leafage tender,
          As the rain came softly falling.        10
“O heart, my heart!” she said and smiled,
          “There’s not a tree of the valley,
Or a leaf I wis which the rain’s soft kiss
          Freshens in yonder alley,
          Where the drops keep ever falling,—        15
“There’s not a foolish flower i’ the grass,
          Or bird through the woodland calling,
So glad again of the coming rain
          As I of these tears now falling,—
          These happy tears down falling.”        20

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