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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1142. Dwainie
 
From “The Flying Islands of the Night”
 
By James Whitcomb Riley
 
 
AY, Dwainie!—My Dwainie!
    The lurloo ever sings,
A tremor in his flossy crest
    And in his glossy wings.
And Dwainie!—My Dwainie!        5
    The winno-welvers call;—
But Dwainie hides in Spirkland
    And answers not at all.
 
The teeper twitters Dwainie!—
    The tcheucker on his spray        10
Teeters up and down the wind,
    And will not fly away:
And Dwainie!—My Dwainie!
    The drowsy oovers drawl;—
But Dwainie hides in Spirkland        15
    And answers not at all.
 
O Dwainie!—My Dwainie!
    The breezes hold their breath,—
The stars are pale as blossoms,
    And the night as still as death;        20
And Dwainie!—My Dwainie!
    The fainting echoes fall;—
But Dwainie hides in Spirkland
    And answers not at all.
 

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