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First Line: My heart is like a singing bird
Last Line: Is come, my love is come to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birthdays; Happiness; Love; Love - Marital; Poetry & Poets; Joy; Delight; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


MY heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset 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 dais 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.






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