Something Childish, but Very Natural
Written in Germany
S. T. Coleridge, Annual Anthology (London: Biggs; Bristol: T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800) B-10 967 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto).
1 If I had but two little wings
2 And were a little feathery bird,
3 To you I'd fly, my dear!
4But thoughts like these are idle things,
5 And I stay here.
6 But in my sleep to you I fly:
7 I'm always with you in my sleep!
8 The world is all one's own.
9But then one wakes, and where am I?
10 All, all alone.
11 Sleep stays not, though a monarch bids:
12 So I love to wake ere break of day:
13 For though my sleep be gone,
14Yet while 'tis dark, one shuts one's lids,
15 And still dreams on.
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J. D. Robins