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When Birds were Songless

William Watson 1858 (Burley in Wharfedale) – 1935 (Rottingdean)



When birds were songless on the bough
I heard thee sing.
The world was full of winter, thou
Wert full of spring.

To-day the world's heart feels anew
The vernal thrill,
And thine beneath the rueful yew
Is wintry chill.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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William Watson, was a surgeon in the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers during the American Civil War. more…

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