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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Wood-Song
By Eugene Lee-Hamilton (1845–1907)
 
WHEN we are gone, love,
  Gone as the breeze,
Woods will be sweet, love,
  Even as these.
 
Sunflecks will dance, love,        5
  Even as now,
Here on the moss, love,
  Under the bough.
 
Others unborn, love,
  Maybe will sit        10
Here in the wood, love,
  Leafily lit;
 
Hearking as now, love,
  Treble of birds;
Breathing as we, love,        15
  Wondering words.
 
Others will sigh, love,
  Even as we:
‘Only a day, love,’
  Murmurs the bee.        20
 
 
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