by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Me, me and none but me
Language: English 
Me, me and none but me, dart home, O gentle Death,
And quickly, for I draw too long this idle breath.
O how I long till I may fly to heav'n above,
Unto my faithful, unto my faithful beloved turtle dove.

Like to the silver swan, before my death I sing,
And yet alive my fatal knell I help to ring.
Still I desire from earth and earthly joys to fly,
He never happy liv'd, never happy liv'd that cannot love to die.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 83