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Poem by Eleanor Farjeon


The Happy Shepherd


      (Old Love-Lilt)

Hither when I see to stray
        Her pink dress
  With her flock round it prest
As she were a rose in snow:
  Then my heart within my breast
Like a lamb to and fro
On a hill of green doth play
        For happiness.

Meward when I hear her sing
        And impress
  All sweet airs that do flow
Round her head with airs more sweet:
  Little songs my heart doth blow,
Gay and glad, half-complete,
Like the snatches piped by spring
        For happiness.



Eleanor Farjeon


Eleanor Farjeon's other poems:
  1. Sonnets. 1. Man Cannot Be a Sophist to His Heart
  2. Sonnets. 9. Love Needs not Two the Render It Complete
  3. Two Choruses from Merlin in Broceliande
  4. Wild Hyacinth
  5. Sonnets. 10. What is this anguish then that always stands


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