by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

A linnet in a gilded cage
Language: English 
A linnet in a gilded cage, --
  A linnet on a bough, --
In frosty winter one might doubt
  Which bird is luckier now.

But let the trees burst out in leaf,
  And nests be on the bough,
Which linnet is the luckier bird,
  Oh who could doubt it now?

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