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William Wilfred Campbell, comp.  The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse.  1913.
 
Swallows
By Marjorie L. C. Pickthall (1883–1922)
 
O LITTLE hearts, beat home, beat home,
  Here is no place to rest.
Night darkens on the falling foam
  And on the fading west.
O little wings, beat home, beat home.        5
Love may no longer roam.
 
O, Love has touched the fields of wheat
  And Love has crowned the corn,
And we must follow Love’s white feet
  Through all the ways of morn.        10
Through all the silver roads of air
We pass and have no care.
 
The silver roads of Love are wide,
O winds that turn, O stars that guide,
Sweet are the ways that Love hath trod        15
Through the clear skies that reach to God.
But in the cliff-grass Love builds deep
A place where wandering wings may sleep.
 
 
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