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GUEST,Richard 1920s: Bleeding Hearts Deat\ Bird's Nest (4) RE: 1920s: Bleeding Hearts Deat\ Bird's Nest 01 Dec 17


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Christina Georgina Rossetti

A Birthday

MY heart is like a singing bird
    Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
    Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
    That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these,
    Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a das of silk and down;
    Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
    And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
    In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
    Is come, my love is come to me.

It was set to music by Hubert Parry, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and several others.


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