Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ON SENSIBILITY, by ROBERT BURNS

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ON SENSIBILITY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sensibility, how charming
Last Line: Thrill the deepest notes of woe.
Subject(s): Sensibility

Sensibility, how charming,
Dearest Nancy, thou canst tell;
But distress, with horrors arming,
Thou alas! hast known too well!

Fairest flower, behold the lily
Blooming in the sunny ray:
Let the blast sweep o'er the valley,
See it prostrate in the clay.

Hear the wood lark charm the forest,
Telling o'er his little joys;
But alas! a prey the surest
To each pirate of the skies.

Dearly bought the hidden treasure
Finer feelings can bestow:
Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure
Thrill the deepest notes of woe.

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