A gentle hint
“You may not kiss me, sir,” she said,
As saucily she tossed her head;
While laughter welled deep in her eyes,
“You may not kiss me -- ’till snow flies.”
Now this befell in jocund May
When all the air with bloom was gay.
But I -- I wished each leaf were sere
And dull December days were here,
Till there beneath the apple trees,
White petals [showered]1 in [every]2 breeze
And lay in fairy windrows foiled;3
“Why, how it snows!” she said, and smiled.
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Confirmed with Argosy All-Story Weekly, Volume 25, 1897, page 470
1 Riker: "showr’d"
2 Riker: "ev’ry"
3 Riker inserts "Ah!"
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