Happy Singing (poem)

by Frederick William Harvey

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Happy Singing (poem)
English source: Frederick William Harvey

Men have made songs,
And I among them,
Because some hell
Of grief had wrung them.
The tolling bell
Will often bring
Torture to force
A man to sing.

But I this day
A song will make
Only for joy
And my sweet love’s sake:
And will employ
No sorrowful thing
For making it –
That song, I’ll sing.


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