by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

If hope grew on a bush
Language: English 
If hope grew on a bush,
  And joy grew on a tree,
What a nosegay for the plucking
  There would be!

But oh! in windy autumn,
  When frail flowers wither,
What should we do for hope and joy,
  Fading together?

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This text was added to the website: 2006-01-26
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