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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Song, by Glycine
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
 
From Zapolya

A SUNNY shaft did I behold,
  From sky to earth it slanted;
And poised therein a bird so bold—
  Sweet bird, thou wert enchanted!
 
He sunk, he rose, he twinkled, he trolled        5
  Within that shaft of sunny mist;
His eyes of fire, his beak of gold,
      All else of amethyst!
 
And thus he sang: “Adieu! adieu!
  Love’s dreams prove seldom true.        10
The blossoms, they make no delay:
The sparkling dewdrops will not stay.
  Sweet month of May,
    We must away;
      Far, far away!        15
        To-day! to-day!”
 
 
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