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THE WILD DOVES, by                    
First Line: Over gray skies or shining
Last Line: Our haven of desire.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cognac Merchant; Novelist
Subject(s): Doves

OVER gray skies or shining,
Skimming the tall palm-groves,
Where rose-tipt briars are twining,
Go by the wild gray doves.

Wide-winged for ever wending
If suns rise up or fall,
They follow the unending
Far glory of them all.

From every sky imploring
In torrid climes or chill,
New summits beyond soaring
And newer seasons still.

Thus year by year we wander,
Wild doves that never tire,
To find for ever yonder
Our haven of desire.

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