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by George William Russell (1867 - 1935)

Freedom
Language: English 
I will not follow you, my bird,
  I will not follow you.
I would not breathe a word, my bird,
  To bring thee here anew.
 
I love the free in thee, my bird,
  The lure of freedom drew;
The light you fly toward, my bird,
  I fly with thee unto.
 
And there we yet will meet, my bird,
  Though far I go from you
Where in the light outpoured, my bird,
  Are love and freedom too.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2008-08-15
Line count: 12
Word count: 76