I have a garden of my own Shining with flow'rs of ev'ry hue; I lov'd it dearly while alone, But I shall love it more with you: And there the golden bees shal come In summer time at break of morn, And wake us with their busy hum Around the Siha's fragrant thorn. I have a fawn from Aden's land, On leafy buds and berries nurst; And you shall feed him from your hand, Though he may start with fear at first. And I will lead you where he lies For shelter in the noontide heat, And you may touch his sleeping eyes, And feel his little silv'ry feet.
- by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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