Sylvia Lynd

Sylvia Lynd
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Sylvia Lynd (1888 – 21 February 1952 ) was a poet, essayist, short story writer and novelist. She was born in London, her father A. R. Dryhurst being a Dubliner. She was educated at the Slade School of Art, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

She married in 1909 the journalist and man of letters Robert Lynd. They lived in Hampstead, London for many years. more »

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The Return Of The Goldfinches

WE are much honoured by your choice,
O golden birds of silver voice,
That in our garden you should find
A pleasaunce to your mind-

The painted pear of all our trees,
The south slope towards the gooseberries
Where all day long the sun is warm-
Combining use with charm.

Did the pink tulips take your eye?
Or Breach's barn secure and high
To guard you from some chance mishap
Of gales through Shoreham gap?

First you were spied a flighting pair
Flashing and fluting here and there,
Until in stealth the nest was made
And graciously you ...

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