by Richard Le Gallienne (1866 - 1947)

I meant to do my work to‑day
Language: English 
I meant to do my work to-day --
But a brown bird sang in the apple-tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.

And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand --
So what could I do but laugh and go?

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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-16
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