Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE TWINS: 1, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY



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First Line: One's the pictur' of his pa
Last Line: A-ridin' and a-rompin' in the breeze!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Faces; Love; Twins


ONE'S the pictur' of his Pa,
And the other of her Ma --
Jes' the bossest pair o' babies 'at a mortal ever saw!
And we love 'em as the bees
Loves the blossoms on the trees,
A-ridin' and a-rompin' in the breeze!

One's got her Mammy's eyes --
Soft and blue as Apurl-skies --
With the same sort of a smile, like --
Yes, and mouth about her size, --
Dimples, too, in cheek and chin,
'At my lips jes' wallers in,
A-goin' to work, er gittin' home ag'in

And the other -- Well, they say
That he's got his Daddy's way
O' bein' ruther soberfied, er ruther extry gay, --
That he eether cries his best,
Er he laughs his howlin'est --
Like all he lacked was buttons and a vest!

Look at her! -- and look at him! --
Talk about yer "Cheru-bim!"
Roll 'em up in dreams together, rosy arm and chubby limb!
O we love 'em as the bees
Loves the blossoms on the trees,
A-ridin' and a-rompin' in the breeze!





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