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Poem by Anne Hunter


Song 12. Where the green ivy twining


WHERE the green ivy twining,
Binds round the burn's brow,
I heard a voice complaining
In numbers sad and low.
"Alas! she's gone for ever,
Now low in earth she lies;
And I, forlorn, shall never
Behold those speaking eyes.
" The pangs of grief beguiling,
She sooth'd our parting hour;
Amidst her tears soft smiling,
Like sunbeams thro' a shower.
"But, ah! she's gone for ever,
Now low in earth she lies,
And I, forlorn, must never
Behold those speaking eyes."



Anne Hunter


Anne Hunter's other poems:
  1. To James Barry, Esq.
  2. The Genius of the Mountains of Balagata
  3. Laura
  4. Song 6. IN airy dreams fond fancy flies
  5. Song 5. FAR, far from me my love is fled


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