Verse > Rudyard Kipling > Verse: 1885–1918
Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936).  Verse: 1885–1918.  1922.
A Three-part Song
I’M just in love with all these three,
The Weald and the Marsh and the Down countre.
Nor I don’t know which I love the most,
The Weald or the Marsh or the white Chalk coast!
I’ve buried my heart in a ferny hill,        5
Twix’ a liddle low shaw an’ a great high gill.
Oh hop-bine yaller an’ wood-smoke blue,
I reckon you’ll keep her middling true!
I’ve loosed my mind for to out and run
On a Marsh that was old when Kings begun.        10
Oh Romney Level and Brenzett reeds,
I reckon you know what my mind needs!
I’ve given my soul to the Southdown grass,
And sheep-bells tinkled where you pass.
Oh Firle an’ Ditchling an’ sails at sea,        15
I reckon you keep my soul for me!

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