by Lascelles Abercrombie (1881 - 1938)

Elizabeth's Song
Language: English 
Shining  white clouds in the cherry trees tangled, 
And over the orchard snowing ;
Silver wild cherries on the hill-side spangled,
And bright among bronze oaks blowing :
So white, so bright, so fragrantly
Heart's delight blossoms in me.
Swallows come back to their endless careering
In love and in finest feather ;
Swerving down, close to the cowslips nearing,
Then high in the golden weather :
In air so bright, with such a flight,                      
Dances on wings my heart's delight.


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Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

Text added to the website: 2009-05-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:12
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