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Poems Every Child Should Know by  Mary E. Burt


 

 

IF I HAD BUT TWO LITTLE WINGS

[21] "If I Had But Two Little Wings," by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), is recommended by a number of teachers and school-girls.

If I had but two little wings

And were a little feathery bird,

To you I'd fly, my dear!

But thoughts like these are idle things

And I stay here.


But in my sleep to you I fly:

I'm always with you in my sleep!

The world is all one's own.

And then one wakes, and where am I?

All, all alone.


SAMUEL T. COLERIDGE.


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