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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
I. A Summer Wind
By Michael Field (Katherine Harris Bradley) (1846–1914)
O WIND, thou hast thy kingdom in the trees,
        And all thy royalties
        Sweep through the land to-day.
            It is mid June,
And thou, with all thy instruments in tune,        5
            Thine orchestra
Of heaving fields and heavy swinging fir,
            Strikest a lay
            That doth rehearse
Her ancient freedom to the universe.        10
        All other sound in awe
            Repeats its law:
        The bird is mute; the sea
        Sucks up its waves; from rain
        The burthened clouds refrain,        15
To listen to thee in thy leafery,
            Thou unconfined,
Lavish, large, soothing, refluent summer wind.

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