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First Line: When I was just as far as I could walk
Last Line: "well, so I came."
Subject(s): Love; Love - Marital; Marriage; Telephones; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


"When I was just as far as I could walk
From here to-day,
There was an hour
All still
When leaning with my head against a flower
I heard you talk.
Don't say I didn't, for I heard you say --
You spoke from that flower on the window sill --
Do you remember what it was you said?"

"First tell me what it was you thought you heard."

"Having found the flower and driven a bee away,
I leaned my head,
And holding by the stalk,
I listened and I thought I caught the word --
What was it? Did you call me by my name?
Or did you say --
Someone said 'Come' -- I heard it as I bowed."

"I may have thought as much, but not aloud."

"Well, so I came."





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