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In Springtime

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My garden blazes brightly with the rose-bush and the peach,
And the koil sings above it, in the siris by the well,
From the creeper-covered trellis comes the squirrel's chattering speech,
And the blue jay screams and flutters where the cheery sat-bhai dwell.
But the rose has lost its fragrance, and the koil's note is strange;
I am sick of endless sunshine, sick of blossom-burdened bough.
Give me back the leafless woodlands where the winds of Springtime range --
Give me back one day in England, for it's Spring in England now!

Through the pines the gusts are booming, o'er the brown fields blowing chill,
From the furrow of the ploughshare streams the fragrance of the loam,
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 03 October 2017
And the hawk nests on the cliffside and the jackdaw in the hill, And my heart is back in England 'mid the sights and sounds of Home. Beautiful poem.
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M Sagnik Das 21 May 2017
ohhh good one....nice
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Tapan M. Saren 21 April 2017
Good to see that the poet used some Indian English terms, like koil, siris, in this poem..
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Upendra Upm 01 April 2017
Koil note is strange..it has captivated all and the poet.He forgot England, his birth place and listened to koil song.it sings on siris tree at the well.sheer brilliance.
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Mizzy ........ 28 August 2016
A beautiful read from a master of verse.
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Judy Macmillan 18 March 2009
I really get the message of this passage & I love it. Just because it is springtime here and now, the yearnings of the heart are not without lament.
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