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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Aretina’s Song
By Sir Henry Taylor (1800–1886)
 
From ‘A Sicilian Summer’

    I’M a bird that’s free
    Of the land and sea;
I wander whither I will;
    But oft on the wing
    I falter and sing,        5
O fluttering heart, be still,
          Be still,
O fluttering heart, be still!
 
    I’m wild as the wind,
    But soft and kind,        10
And wander whither I may;
    The eyebright sighs,
    And says with its eyes,
Thou wandering wind, oh stay,
          Oh stay,        15
Thou wandering wind, oh stay!
 
 
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