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George Meredith

(12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909 / Portsmouth, England)

Youth In Age


Once I was part of the music I heard
On the boughs or sweet between earth and sky,
For joy of the beating of wings on high
My heart shot into the breast of the bird.

I hear it now and I see it fly,
And a life in wrinkles again is stirred,
My heart shoots into the breast of the bird,
As it will for sheer love till the last long sigh.

Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010

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