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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
I. Home
By Dora Greenwell (1821–1882)
TWO birds within one nest;
Two hearts within one breast;
  Two spirits in one fair
  Firm league of love and prayer,
Together bound for aye, together blest.        5
An ear that waits to catch
A hand upon the latch;
A step that hastens its sweet rest to win,
  A world of care without,
  A world of strife shut out,        10
A world of love shut in.

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