The linnet is tuning her flute, The bees are beginning to swarm, And the music of blossom and root Is throbbing and joyful and warm. I am part of the lyrical strife, I am one with the voices that sing - While even the stones feel a hunger for life In the urge and the clamor of Spring!
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Confirmed with Louis Untermeyer, First Love, Boston: Sherman, French, & Company, 1911, page 1.
- by Louis Untermeyer (1885 - 1977), no title, written 1911, appears in First Love, Boston: Sherman, French, & Company, first published 1911 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Marion Eugénie Bauer (1882 - 1955), "The linnet is tuning her flute", published 1915 [ voice and piano ], Boston: Arthur P. Schmidt Co.
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