by Alice Cary (1820 - 1871)

Dear heart, a love so truly true
Language: English 
Dear heart, a love so truly true
   Not Heaven itself opposes,
Blown softly like the morning dew
   Among the blowing roses,--
From you to me, from me to you,
   Like dew among the roses!
Ay, more, a love so free from stain
   High Heaven alone discloses,--
Blown affluent as the morning rain
   Among the blowing roses,--
From me to you, and back again,
   Like rain among the roses!
Sweet heart, it seemeth to my view
   The sweetest of all posies,--
From you to me, from me to you,
   Like rain among the roses,--
Like dew and rain, like rain and dew
   Among the blowing roses!

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This text was added to the website: 2013-04-12
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