Youth in Age
Meredith, George (1828-1909)
Once I was part of the music I heard On the boughs or sweet between earth and sky. For joy of the beating of wings on high My heart shot into the breast of the bird. I hear it now and I see it fly, And a life in wrinkles again is stirred, My heart shoots into the breast of the bird As it will for sheer love till the last long sigh.