At the Service

to Charles and Diana, July 29th 1981

When Britain sings to keep you company,
and love, in each attending heart, takes wings
and soars, is seen in its simplicity . . .
when Britain sings

and streets are riotous and yet riot-free,
and half the world drinks from the hidden springs
of luck, that lasts for man’s eternity . . .
when Britain sings

and royalty has lost its mystery
and is of us, there are no underlings . . .
and loneliness for you need never be
when Britain sings.

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