by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)

Language: English 
[ ... ]1
What woke?
A little child
Strayed from its father's
cottage door
And in the hour of moonlight
Lay lonely on the desert moor

I heard it
- a shriek of misery
That wild wild music
Wailed to me

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Note: In the Fisk work, this is sung by Lockwood
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Researcher for this text: Terry Fisk

This text was added to the website: 2004-02-05
Line count: 11
Word count: 41