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Chanson

Oscar Wilde

A ring of gold and a milk-white dove
  Are goodly gifts for thee,
And a hempen rope for your own love
  To hang upon a tree.

For you a House of Ivory
  (Roses are white in the rose-bower)!
A narrow bed for me to lie
  (White, O white, is the hemlock flower)!

Myrtle and jessamine for you
  (O the red rose is fair to see)! 
For me the cypress and the rue
  (Fairest of all is rose-mary)!

For you three lovers of your hand
  (Green grass where a man lies dead)!
For me three paces on the sand
  (Plant lilies at my head)!

Added: 25 Mar 2002 | Last Read: 15 Oct 2018 4:54 PM | Viewed: 5613 times

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