Lightly, O lightly we bear her along, She sways like a flow'r in the wind of our song; She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream. She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream. Gaily, O gaily, we glide and we sing, We bear her along like a pearl on a string. Softly, O softly, we bear her along, She hangs like a star in the dew of our song. She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide, She falls like a tear from the eye of a bride. Lightly, O lightly, we glide and we sing, We bear her along like a pearl on a string.
- by Sarojini Naidu, née Chattopadhyaya (1879 - 1949), first published 1917 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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