by Mary Ann Evans (1819 - 1880), as George Eliot

Spring comes hither
Language: English 
Spring comes hither
  Buds the rose;
Roses wither,
  Sweet spring goes.
Ojalà, would she carry me!

Summer soars --
  Wide-winged day
[White light pours,
  Flies away]1.
Ojalà, would he carry me!

Soft winds blow
  Westward borne,
Onward go
  [Towards]2 the morn.
Ojalà, would they carry me!

Sweet birds sing
  O'er the graves,
Then take wing
  O'er the waves.
Ojalà, would they carry me!

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1 Lang: "Onward pours/ To the day"
2 Lang: "toward"

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Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 20
Word count: 62