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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume I. Of Home: of Friendship.  1904.
 
Poems of Home: I. About Children
The Gambols of Children
George Darley (1795–1846)
 
DOWN the dimpled greensward dancing,
  Bursts a flaxen-headed bevy,—
Bud-lipt boys and girls advancing,
  Love’s irregular little levy.
 
Rows of liquid eyes in laughter,        5
  How they glimmer, how they quiver!
Sparkling one another after,
  Like bright ripples on a river.
 
Tipsy band of rubious faces,
  Flushed with Joy’s ethereal spirit,        10
Make your mocks and sly grimaces
  At Love’s self, and do not fear it.
 
 
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