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Augustin S. Macdonald, comp.  A Collection of Verse by California Poets.  1914.
A Bird Sings in My Heart
By Irene Hardy
A BIRD sings in the garden of my heart,
And all day long I hear its carol clear;
At night it folds its gentle wings so near,
Its tender pulsings stir my blood and start
The tears within my eyes to think Love’s art        5
Should stay her wings with me and make so dear
The rude wild bowers of my demesne, nor fear
But she should find her spirit’s counterpart.
All day I go resolved and thinking how
To make more sweet for her that garden place;        10
How I will pluck away the weeds, the rose
Of Love to plant there for her nesting-bough;
How I will school my heart to every grace
That it may be her home, her one repose.

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