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The songs of summer are over and past!

Language: English

The songs of [summer]1 are over and past!
    The swallow's forsaken the dripping eaves;
    Ruined and black 'mid the sodden leaves
The nests are rudely swung in the blast:
    And ever the wind like a soul in pain
    Knocks and knocks at the window-pane.

The songs of summer are over and past!
    Woe's me for a music sweeter than theirs--
    The quick, light bound of a step on the stairs,
The greeting of lovers too sweet to last:
    And ever the wind like a soul in pain
    Knocks and knocks at the window-pane. 


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1 del Riego : "the summer" (?) ; further changes may exist not noted.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Text added to the website: 2010-04-29T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:03:40
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Word count: 93

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