Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE THOUGHTS OF YOUTH, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY



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THE THOUGHTS OF YOUTH, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lisping maid
Last Line: Yet more for what he may be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Love; Thought; Youth; Thinking


THE lisping maid,
In shine and shade
Half elfin and half human,
We love as such --
Yet twice as much
Will she be loved as woman.

THE GIRLS'

The boy we see,
Of two or three --
Or even as a baby,
We love to kiss
For what he is,
Yet more for what he may be.





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