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Bridal Song
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Bridal Song

Poem By William Shakespeare

ROSES, their sharp spines being gone,
Not royal in their smells alone,
   But in their hue;
Maiden pinks, of odour faint,
Daisies smell-less, yet most quaint,
   And sweet thyme true;

Primrose, firstborn child of Ver;
Merry springtime's harbinger,
   With her bells dim;
Oxlips in their cradles growing,
Marigolds on death-beds blowing,
   Larks'-heels trim;

All dear Nature's children sweet
Lie 'fore bride and bridegroom's feet,
   Blessing their sense!
Not an angel of the air,
Bird melodious or bird fair,
   Be absent hence!

The crow, the slanderous cuckoo, nor
The boding raven, nor chough hoar,
   Nor chattering pye,
May on our bride-house perch or sing,
Or with them any discord bring,
   But from it fly!

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Not an angel of the air, Bird melodious or bird fair, Be absent hence! the great written greatly great poem great 10++
The great Shakespeare. a poet looks at differently.. tony
Marvellous! The flowers and the birds play a major role - All dear Nature's children sweet Lie 'fore bride and bridegroom's feet, Blessing their sense!
It is a great work by William Shakespeare. May his soul rest in peace.
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