Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, HUSHING SONG, by WILLIAM SHARP

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First Line: Eilidh, eilidh / my bonny wee lass
Last Line: Here on my heart!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Comfort; Death; Grief; Mothers & Daughters; Singing & Singers; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Songs

Eilidh, Eilidh,
My bonnie wee lass:
The winds blow,
And the hours pass.

But never a wind
Can do thee wrong,
Brown Birdeen, singing
Thy bird-heart song.

And never an hour
But has for thee
Blue of the heaven
And green of the sea:

Blue for the hope of thee,
Eilidh, Eilidh;
Green for the joy of thee,
Eilidh, Eilidh.

Swing in thy nest, then,
Here on my heart,
Birdeen, Birdeen,
Here on my heart,
Here on my heart!

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