by William Sharp (1855 - 1905), as Fiona Macleod

When the dew is falling
Language: English 
When the dew is falling
I have heard a calling
Of aerial sweet voices o'er the low green hill;

And when the moon is dying
I have heard a crying
Where the brown burn slippeth thro' the hollows green and still.

And O the sorrow upon me,
The grey grief upon me,
For a voice that whispered once, and now for aye is still:

O heart forsaken, calling
When the dew is falling,
To the one that comes not ever o'er the low green hill.


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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-18
Line count: 12
Word count: 85