The Vagrant of Time

by Charles G.D. Roberts


 

PHILANDER'S SONG

(From "The Sprightly Pilgrim")


 

I SAT and read Anacreon.
     Moved by the gay, delicious measure
I mused that lips were made for love,
     And love to charm a poet's leisure.

And as I mused a maid came by

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     With something in her look that caught me.
Forgotten was Anacreon's line,
     But not the lesson he had taught me.