by Eugene Field (1850 - 1895)

Sweet, bide with me 
Language: English 
Sweet, bide with me and let my love
Be an enduring tether;
Oh, wanton not from spot to spot,
But let us dwell together.

So rest you, love, and be my love,
That my enraptured blooming
May fill your sight with tender light,
Your wings with sweet perfuming.

Or, if you will not bide with me
Upon this quiet heather,
Oh, give me wing, thou beauteous thing,
That we may soar.

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This text was added to the website: 2013-10-02
Line count: 12
Word count: 71