Song in the Songless

Original Text: 
Littell's Living Age (Sept. 1900). P LE L ROBA.
1They have no song, the sedges dry,
2      And still they sing.
3It is within my breast they sing,
4      As I pass by.
5Within my breast they touch a string,
6      They wake a sigh.
7There is but sound of sedges dry;
8      In me they sing.
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
Reprinted in George Meredith, A Reading of Life (Westminster: A. Constable, 1901). PR 5008 R4 ROBA
RPO poem Editors: 
H. Kerpneck
RPO Edition: 
3RP 3.300.