Classic and Contemporary Poetry
SONG DISCORDANT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY Poet's Biography
First Line: I want to say it, and I will
Last Line: I want to, and I do!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Singing & Singers
I WANT to say it, and I will: --
You are as sour as you are sweet,
And sweeter than the daffodil
That blossoms at your feet. --
You are as plain as you are fair;
And though I hate, I love you still,
And so -- confound you, darling! There! --
I want to say it, and I will!
I want to ask it, and I do
Demand of you a perfect trust, --
But love me as I want you to --
You must, you minx! -- you must!
You blight and bless me, till I swear
And pray -- chaotic even as you. --
I curse -- Nay, dear, -- I kiss you. There! --
I want to, and I do!
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