Verse > Anthologies > T. H. Ward, ed. > The English Poets > Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
Jenny out vrom Hwome
By William Barnes (1801–1886)
O WILD-REÄVÈN 1 west winds! as you do roar on,
  The elems do rock an’ the poplars do ply, 2
An’ weäve 3 do dreve weäve in the dark-water’d pon’,—
  Oh! where do ye rise vrom, an’ where do ye die?
O wild-reävèn winds! I do wish I could vlee        5
  Wi’ you, lik’ a bird o’ the clouds, up above
The ridge o’ the hill an’ the top o’ the tree,
  To where I do long vor, an’ vo’k I do love.
Or else that in under theäse 4 rock I could hear,
  In the soft-zwellèn sounds you do leäve in your road,        10
Zome words you mid 5 bring me, vrom tongues that be dear,
  Vrom friends that do love me, all scatter’d abrode.
O wild-reävèn winds! if you ever do roar
  By the house an’ the elems vrom where I’m a-come,
Breathe up at the window, or call at the door,        15
  An’ tell you’ve a-voun’ 6 me a-thinkèn o’ hwome.
Note 1. reävèn] raving. [back]
Note 2. ply] bend. [back]
Note 3. weäve] wave. [back]
Note 4. theäse] this. [back]
Note 5. mid] might. [back]
Note 6. a-voun’] found. [back]

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