Say what you like, All things love me! I pick no flowers -- That wins the Bee. The Summer's Moths Think my hand one -- To touch their wings -- With Wind and Sun. The garden Mouse Comes near to play; Indeed, he turns His eyes away. The Wren knows well I rob no nest; When I look in. She still will rest. The hedge stops Cows, Or they would come After my voice Right to my home. The Horse can tell, Straight from my lip. My hand could not Hold any whip. Say what you like, All things love me! Horse, Cow, and Mouse, Bird, Moth and Bee.
- by William Henry Davies (1871 - 1940), "Nature's friend", appears in Nature Poems and Others, first published 1908 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Michael (Dewar) Head (1900 - 1976), "Nature's friend", published 1929 [high voice and piano], from Songs of the Countryside, no. 3. [text not verified]
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