Lake Lyrics and Other Poems

by William Wilfred Campbell


 

BARBERRIES


 

BARBERRIES clustering on the bare walls,
   What is the beauty with which you glow?
   What are the blushes of secrets you know?
Flaming each spot where my footstep falls,
Barberries clustering on the bare walls.
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Barberries clustering on the bare walls,
   I know two lips as red as your red;
   Two cheeks as blushing with love unsaid,
A heart whose glowing your glow recalls;
Barberries clustering on the bare walls.
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Flame with it, flame with it, over your walls,
   Whisper my love of it, round the bleak year;
   ’Till love makes summer of winter drear,
And heart holds heart in the sweetest of thralls;
Barberries clustering on the bare walls.
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