John Banister Tabb

1845-1909

 

Killdee

by John Banister Tabb

Killdee! Killdee! far o'er the lea
At twilight comes the cry.
Killdee! a marsh-mate answereth
Across the shallow sky.

Killdee! Killdee! thrills over me
A rhapsody of light,
As star to star gives utterance
Between the day and night.

Killdee! Killdee! O Memory,
The twin birds, Joy and Pain,
Like shadows parted by the sun,
At twilight meet again!

Source:

Poems
Copyright 1894
John Lane, LondonCopeland and Day, Boston
 
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