Lundy's Lane and Other Poems

by Duncan Campbell Scott


 

A LOVE SONG


 

I GAVE her a rose in early June,
  Fed with the sun and the dew,
Each petal I said is a note in the tune,
The rose is the whole tune through and through,
The tune is the whole red-hearted rose,
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Flush and form, honey and hue,
Lull with the cadence and throb to the close,
I love you, I love you, I love you.

SHE gave me a rose in early June,
  Fed the sun and the dew,

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Each petal she said is a mount in the moon,
The rose is the whole moon through and through,
The moon is the whole pale-hearted rose,
Round and radiance, burnish and blue,
Break in the flood-tide that murmurs and flows,
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I love you, I love you, I love you.

THIS is our love in early June,
  Fed with the sun and the dew,
Moonlight and roses hid in a tune,
The roses are music through and through,

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The moonlight falls in the breath of the rose,
Light and cadence, honey and hue,
Mingle, and murmur, and flow to the close,
I love you, I love you, I love you.