Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MY MAGGIE'S NO MORE, by JOHN BROWN (1810-1882)

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MY MAGGIE'S NO MORE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twittering, twittering over the meadow
Last Line: For despair rends my heart, since my maggie's no more.
Subject(s): Death; Seasons; Dead, The

TWITTERING, twittering over the meadow,
Twittering, twittering over the stream,
Downy clouds playing at sunshine and shadow;
Can it be real, or is it a dream?
Was it the swallow that I heard twittering?
Is winter time past; is it summer again?
Was that the cuckoo that I heard fluttering?
Has Flora returned with the flowers in her train?

Ah! yes, it is summer so blythsome and cheery,
The storm of the winter's no more on the shore,
But summer or winter to me's alike dreary,
When I think on the past, and my Maggie's no more.
Oh! sad was the summons, that left our home motherless;
Woe's me for the babe that but lately she bore!
Oh God! give me strength that they be not left fatherless;
For despair rends my heart, since my Maggie's no more.

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