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THE LITTLE RED RIBBON, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The little red ribbon, the ring and
Last Line: The little red ribbon, the ring and the rose!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.


THE little red ribbon, the ring and the rose!
The summer-time comes, and the summer-time goes --
And never a blossom in all of the land
As white as the gleam of her beckoning hand!

The long winter months, and the glare of the snows;
The little red ribbon, the ring and the rose!
And never a glimmer of sun in the skies
As bright as the light of her glorious eyes!

Dreams only are true; but they fade and are gone --
For her face is not here when I waken at dawn;
The little red ribbon, the ring and the rose
Mine only; hers only the dream and repose.

I am weary of waiting, and weary of tears,
And my heart wearies, too, all these desolate years,
Moaning over the one only song that it knows, --
The little red ribbon, the ring and the rose!





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