by Louise Chandler Moulton (1835 - 1908)

The lily and the rose
Language: English 
The lily lifts to mine her nun-like face,
But my wild heart is beating for the rose;
How can I pause to heed the lily's grace?
Shall I repent me by and by - who knows?

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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-07-07
Line count: 4
Word count: 36