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English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

512. A Widow Bird

A WIDOW bird sate mourning for her Love

Upon a wintry bough;

The frozen wind crept on above

The freezing stream below.

There was no leaf upon the forest bare,

No flower upon the ground,

And little motion in the air

Except the mill-wheel’s sound.