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Like a Laverock in the Lift by Jean Ingelow

Analysis

"Like a Laverock in the Lift" is a poem by Jean Ingelow that was first published in a children's book as a song sung by the applewoman to get the fairies to turn into Guinea-hens for Jack. The song is basically about how we should try to be happy and help each other.

"Like a Laverock in the Lift" contains four stanzas with four lines each for a total of 19 lines. Each stanza holds the rhyme scheme AABB.

Poem

Like a Laverock in the Lift
By 

It's we two, it's we two, it's we two for aye,
All the world, and we two, and Heaven be our stay!
Like a laverock in the lift, sing, O bonny bride!
All the world was Adam once, with Eve by his side.

What's the world, my lass, my love! - what can it do?
I am thine, and thou art mine; life is sweet and new.
If the world have missed the mark, let it stand by;
For we two have gotten leave, and once more we'll try.

Like a laverock in the lift, sing, O bonny bride!
It's we two, it's we two, happy side by side.
Take a kiss from me, thy man; now the song begins:
"All is made afresh for us, and the brave heart wins."

When the darker days come, and no sun will shine,
Thou shalt dry my tears, lass, and I'll dry thine.
It's we two, it's we two, while the world's away,
Sitting by the golden sheaves on our wedding-day.

Published in Mopsa the Fairy in 1869.

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