A Soul from Honeysuckle Strays

There's a music of bells from the trampling teams
Wild skylark hovers, the gorses blaze,
The rich, ripe rose as with incense steams-
Midsummer days! Midsummer days!
A soul from honeysuckle strays,
And the nightingale as from prophet heights
Sings to the Earth of her million Mays-
Midsummer nights! O midsummer nights!

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And it's O, for my dear and the charm that stays-
Midsummer days! Midsummer days!
And it's O, for my Love and the dark that plights-
Midsummer nights! O midsummer nights!

-Ballade (Double Refrain) of Midsummer Days and Nights-
             William Ernest Henley

Honeysuckle quartet

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

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