Language: English 
The days are all such heavy days
When I am far from thee -
I wonder how the bird can sing,
Or search the blue [with]1 joyous wing
Or love his liberty
When I am far from thee.

O Love, could I but take the hours
That once I spent with thee,
And coin them all in minted gold,
What should I purchase that would hold
Their worth in joy to me?
Ah, Love - another hour with thee!

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1 Vanderpool, alternate source: "on"


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This text was added to the website: 2020-06-29
Line count: 12
Word count: 79