Dove (Michael Gray)
- Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2017-02-17). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 226 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes: Second movement of "Posthumous Keats"
First published: 2013
Description: Second movement of "Posthumous Keats"
Original text and translations
I had a dove, and the sweet dove died;
And I have thought it died of grieving;
O, what could it grieve for? its feet were tied
With a single thread of my own hand's weaving;
Sweet little red feet, why should you die?
Why should you leave me, sweet bird, why?
You lived alone in the forest tree,
Why, pretty thing! would you not live with me?
I kissed you oft and gave you white peas;
Why not live sweetly, as in the green trees?