Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, JOY - A MOTH, by ADELE HART BROWN

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JOY - A MOTH, by            
First Line: Joy is like a moth -
Last Line: In vandal fingers!
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight

Joy is like a moth --
It wavers -- quivers, --
'Tis vague as silver froth
On ancient rivers.
Now floats a vagrant air
With breezes blowing;
Disdaining thought or care,
Heeds not its going!

Ah! freely let it rove
A fairy winging,
And for your treasure-trove
Its wind-blown singing!
Touch not its heart so warm
E'en though it lingers,
Lest cold you find its form
In vandal fingers!

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