by William Allingham (1824 - 1889)

O spirit sweet of summertime
Language: English 
O spirit sweet of summertime,
Bring back the roses to the dells,
The swallow from her distant clime,
The honey bee from drowsy cells.

Bring back the singing, bring the scent
Of meadow-lands at dewy prime;
Oh! bring again my heart's content,
Thou spirit sweet of summertime.

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This text was added to the website: 2005-01-24
Line count: 8
Word count: 47