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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
A Light Load (1891)
I. Spring Song
By Dollie Radford (1858–1920)
 
AH love, the sweet spring blossoms cling
To many a broken wind-tossed bough,
And young birds among branches sing
That mutely hung till now.
 
The little new-born things which lie        5
In dewy meadows, sleep and dream
Beside the brook that twinkles by
To some great lonely stream.
 
And children, now the day is told,
From many a warm and cosy nest,        10
Look up to see the young moon hold
The old moon to her breast.
 
Dear love, my pulses throb and start
To-night with longings sweet and new,
And young hopes beat within a heart        15
Grown old in loving you.
 
 
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