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Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.
Go, pretty child, and bear this flower
Unto thy little Saviour;
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The bud
stands for all things,
even for those things that don't flower,
This bud of love by summer's ripening breath
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.
Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow,
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Ah, Sun-flower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the Sun,
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She drew back; he was calm
'It is this that had the power,'
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A girl could only see
That a flower had marred a man,
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Lovers, forget your love,
And list to the love of these,
She a window flower,
And he a winter breeze.
But the flower leaned aside
And thought of naught to say,
And morning found the breeze
A hundred miles away.
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