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First Line: I am the ancient apple-queen
Last Line: From out the heart of summer's joy.
Variant Title(s): Border Inscription On An Embroidery Of Pomona, Roman Goddess Of Fruit Trees
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Tapestries


I am the ancient Apple-Queen,
As once I was so am I now.
For evermore a hope unseen,
Betwixt the blossom and the bough.
Ah, where's the river's hidden Gold!
And where the windy grave of Troy?
Yet come I as I came of old,
From out the heart of Summer's joy.






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