by William Ernest Henley (1849 - 1903)

The wind on the wold
Language: English 
The wind on the wold,
   With sea-scents and sea-dreams attended,
      Is wine!
The air is as gold
   In elixir -- it takes so the splendid

O, the larks in the blue!
   How the song of them glitters, and glances,
      And gleams!
The old music sounds new --
   And it's O, the wild Spring, and his chances
      And dreams!

There's a lift in the blood --
   O, this gracious, and thirsting, and aching
All life's at the bud,
   And my heart, full of April, is breaking
      My breast.

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