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What Is Love?

Ernest Dowson

    What is Love? 
Is it a folly, 
Is it mirth, or melancholy? 
    Joys above, 
Are there many, or not any? 
    What is Love? 

    If you please, 
A most sweet folly! 
Full of mirth and melancholy: 
    Both of these! 
In its sadness worth all gladness, 
    If you please! 

    Prithee where, 
Goes Love a-hiding? 
Is he long in his abiding 
Can you bind him when you find him; 
    Prithee, where? 

    With spring days 
Love comes and dallies: 
Upon the mountains, through the valleys 
    Lie Love's ways. 
Then he leaves you and deceives you 
    In spring days. 

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