by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

When a mounting skylark sings
Language: English 
When a mounting skylark sings
	In the sunlit summer morn,
I know that heaven is up on high,
	And on earth are fields of corn.

But when a nightingale sings,
	In the moonlit summer even,
I know not if earth is merely earth,
	Only that heaven is heaven.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 48