Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONG, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD

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First Line: The rocks, the rocks, among the rocks
Last Line: My only lover lives.
Subject(s): Love

THE rocks, the rocks, among the rocks
My only lover lives;
To me the plain, to me the main,
Nor fear nor pleasure gives.
I love not in the sunny day
To weed and till the ground,
While my wild lover far away,
Hunts with his lazy hound.
Nor would I be a sailor's wife,
Too far from me is he;
For I must toil, and I must strive,
While he is on the sea.
Give me a lover to my cheek,
A husband to my arms,
Nor would I other dowry seek,
Than hills and rocky farms.
The meadow's calms, the ocean's shocks,
Each ruins or deceives;
The rocks, the rocks, among the rocks,
My only lover lives.

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