Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A WISH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI



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First Line: I wish I were a little bird
Last Line: That springs again no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hope; Memory; Wishes; Optimism


I wish I were a little bird
That out of sight doth soar,
I wish I were a song once heard
But often pondered o'er,
Or shadow of a lily stirred
By wind upon the floor,
Or echo of a loving word
Worth all that went before,
Or memory of a hope deferred
That springs again no more.





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