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Christina Georgina Rossetti

Mournful Linnets

Hear what the mournful linnets say:

"We built our nest compact and warm,

But cruel boys came round our way

And took our summerhouse by storm.

"They crushed the eggs so neatly laid;

So now we sit with drooping wing,

And watch the ruin they have made,

Too late to build, too sad to sing."