by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

Two doves upon the selfsame branch
Language: English 
Two doves upon the selfsame branch,
  Two lilies on a single stem,
Two butterflies upon one flower :--
  O happy we who look on them.

Who look upon them hand in hand
  Flushed in the rosy summer light ;
Who look upon them hand in hand
  And never give a thought to night.

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