by Alfred Perceval Graves (1846 - 1931)

How happy for the woodbirds
Language: English 
How happy for the woodbirds on the branches above
To flutter together and warble their love!
How I wish we were like them beneath the blue sky!
But ‘tis far, far we are parted, my fond love and I.

O Fortune let the birdies alone on the tree
And fetch wings and feathers for Mary and me,
That we soon may go darting across the salt tide,
And fly singing together in green Malahide.


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Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson

This text was added to the website: 2015-04-08
Line count: 8
Word count: 74