by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

Hear what the mournful linnets say
Language: English 
Hear what the mournful linnets say:
  "We built our nest compact and warm,
But cruel boys came round our way
  And took our summerhouse by storm.

"They crushed the eggs so neatly laid;
  So now we sit with drooping wing,
And watch the ruin they have made,
  Too late to build, too sad to sing." 

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