Classic and Contemporary Poetry
MY LIFE, by ANNA CORA OGDEN MOWATT RITCHIE Poet's Biography
First Line: My life is a fairy's gay dream
Last Line: Ah! Leave me its thorns, love, to bear!
MY life is a fairy's gay dream,
And thou art the genii, whose wand
Tints all things around with the beam,
The bloom of Titana's bright land.
A wish to my lips never sprung,
A hope in my eyes never shone,
But, ere it was breathed by my tongue,
To grant it thy footsteps have flown.
Thy joys, they have ever been mine,
Thy sorrows, too often thine own,
The sun that on me still would shine,
O'er thee threw its shadows alone.
Life's garland then let us divide,
Its roses I'd fain see thee wear,
For one -- but I know thou wilt chide --
Ah! leave me its thorns, love, to bear!
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