Pine, Rose and Fleur de Lis

by Susie Frances Harrison


 

THEOCRITUS


 

Lives there none other I would see
       Within this boat along with us,
’Tis perfect now with you and me.

Pagan, Protestant, bond or free—
       Unless it were Theocritus—

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Lives there none other I would see,

And he is dead—it may not be—
       Yet he had not been frivolous—
’Tis perfect now with you and me.

He had enjoyed it much, had he,

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       And envied us our exodus.
Lives there none other I would see,

Making the doubtful number three,
       Proving perhaps, an incubus—
’Tis perfect now with you and me.

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The “Singer of Persephone”—
       He might have loved to voyage thus,
Lives there none other I would see,
’Tis perfect now with you and me.

 


 

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