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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
L’Oiseau Bleu
By Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861–1907)
THE LAKE lay blue below the hill.
  O’er it, as I looked, there flew
Across the waters, cold and still,
  A bird whose wings were palest blue.
The sky above was blue at last,        5
  The sky beneath me blue in blue.
A moment, ere the bird had passed
  It caught his image as he flew.

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