Song: O for a moon

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Song: O for a moon
written by Walter de la Mare
Songs of Childhood (1902) Link to further information

    O for a moon to light me home!
        O for a lanthorn green!
    For those sweet stars the Pleiades,
    That glitter in the twilight trees;
        O for a lovelorn taper! O
        For a lanthorn green!

    O for a frock of tartan!
        O for clear, wild, grey eyes!
    For fingers light as violets,
    'Neath branches that the blackbird frets;
        O for a thistly meadow! O
        For clear, wild grey eyes!

    O for a heart like almond boughs!
        O for sweet thoughts like rain!
    O for first-love like fields of grey,
    Shut April-buds at break of day!
        O for a sleep like music!
        Dreams still as rain!

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