by William Sharp (1855 - 1905), as Fiona Macleod

Language: English 
Little wild-rose of my heart,
Ròseen-dhu, Ròseen-dhu!
Why must we part,
To meet but to part again!
Is it because we are fain
Of the wind and the rain,
Because we are hungry of pain,
Little wild-rose of my heart,
Ròseen-dhu, Ròseen-dhu,
Where I am, thou art,
If summer come and go,
If the wild wind blow,
Come rain, come snow,
If the tide ebb, if the tide flow,
Little wild-rose of my heart,
Ròseen-dhu, Ròseen-dhu ...
Time poiseth his shadowy dart,
What matter, O Ròseen mochree,
Since each is a wave on the sea -- 
Since Love is as lightning for thee
And as thunder for me,


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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-18
Line count: 27
Word count: 113