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Love's wishes

Language: English

Would I were Erin's apple-blossom o'er you,
   Or Erin's rose in all its beauty blown,
To drop my richest petals down before you,
   Within the garden where you walk alone;
In hope you'd turn and pluck a little posy,
   With loving fingers through my foliage pressed,
And kiss it close and set it blushing rosy
   To sigh out all its sweetness on your breast
Would I might take the pigeon's flight towards you,
   And perch beside your window-pane above,
And murmur how my heart of hearts it hoards you,
   O hundred thousand treasures of my love;
In hope you'd stretch your slender hand and take me,
   And smooth my wildly-fluttering wings to rest,
And lift me to your loving lips and make me
   My bower of blisses in your loving breast.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2013-04-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:09
Line count: 16
Word count: 131

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