by Walter Learned (1847 - 1915)

The summer wind
Language: English 
Softly the summer wind woos the rose;
Like a fickle lover
He kisses her petals, then off he goes
The fair fields over.
Yet since he has kissed her, forever the rose
Her heart, her heart uncloses;
And he breathes thereafter,
Wherever he goes,
The perfume, the perfume of roses. 


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This text was added to the website: 2010-11-01
Line count: 9
Word count: 50