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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Glycine's Song

A SUNNY shaft did I behold,
    From sky to earth it slanted:
And poised therein a bird so bold—
    Sweet bird, thou wert enchanted!

He sank, he rose, he twinkled, he troll'd
    Within that shaft of sunny mist;
His eyes of fire, his beak of gold,
    All else of amethyst!

And thus he sang: 'Adieu! adieu!
Love's dreams prove seldom true.
The blossoms, they make no delay:
The sparking dew-drops will not stay.
        Sweet month of May,
            We must away;
            Far, far away!
                To-day! to-day!'

 
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About the poet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
 
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