Lake Lyrics and Other Poems

by William Wilfred Campbell


 

A LYRIC


 

I WOULD bring you a song, O lakes:
    A song of delight and desire;
A song of the spring that wakes,
Of the warm red light that shakes
    Far over your white ice-pyre.
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I would breathe you a song, O lakes;
    A song of the love that thrills
The heart of the year, and breaks
The fetters of winter, and slakes
    The thirst of the season in rills.
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I would breathe you a song, O lakes;
    And the bountiful answer you give,
And the love and music it wakes,
Trances my spirit and makes
    Me thankful to God that I live.
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