by Frank Lebby Stanton (1857 - 1927)

Necklace of love
Language: English 
No rubies of red for my lady,
No jewel that glitters and charms,
But the light of the skies, in a little one's eyes,
And a necklace of two little arms.

Of two little arms that are clinging
(Oh ne'er was a necklace like this!),
And the wealth o' the world, and love's sweetness impearled,
In the joy of a little one's kiss.

A necklace of love for my lady,
That was linked by the angels above.
No other but this and a tender, sweet kiss
That sealeth a little one's love.


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Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

This text was added to the website: 2009-01-08
Line count: 12
Word count: 92