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First Line: Beautiful it is to see
Last Line: And inaccessible as dido's phantom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Birds; Gulls; London; Seagulls

Beautiful it is to see
On London Bridge the bold-eyed seabirds wheel,
And hear them cry, and all for a light-flung crust
Fling us their wealth, their freedom, speed and gleam.
And beautiful to see
Them that pass by lured by these birds to stay,
And smile and say "how tame they are" -- how tame!
Friendly as stars to steersmen in mid seas,
And as remote as midnight's darling stars,
Pleasant as voices heard from days long done,
As nigh the hand as windflowers in the woods,
And inaccessible as Dido's phantom.

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