|Renoir’s “The Beach at Purnic”|
Wild bee hummeth,
In the sedge the kingcup blows;
Gorse and briar
Break to fire
‘Mid the woodbine and the rose.
Where the larches
Build green arches
Coos the ring-dove, caws the rook;
From the streamlet’s sheltered nook.
Lads and lasses!
Hand in hand we’ll jog along;
Love comes sweetly,
Love goes fleetly,
Through the pauses of our song.