Stay a While
I went out to the green sunlit hills to melt the freeze crawling through my chest And there amidst a sunlit green apple grove A robin's birdsong drew me toward a nest And when, by the trance of the crickets' evening chants I approached it in my simple stride 'Could you stay a while?' the robin whispered through its eyes And then as a half-moon rose on the pristine summer sky A shooting star streaked with a gleam And with a shifting in the shadows in the apple grove below The spell of magic swelled, and as if a dream The robin- it transfigured into a glowing human form A woman's face, dazzling ear to ear 'Could you stay a while?' I said, but in thin air she disappeared And so as the tick of time grates through heavy days And hollow seasons turn to hollow years If someday I should cross her path Up wandering through the hills, or singing peacefully on a sunlit field With scarlet joy I'd take her hands and dance and sing and laugh And sailing high on a summer breeze, cool and clear 'Could you stay a while?' she'd whisper in my ear
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