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First Line: There clung three roses to a stem
Last Line: Then, child, begone!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter

There clung three roses to a stem,
Did all their hues of summer don,
But came a wind and troubled them,
And all were gone.

I heard three bells in unison
Clap out some transient heart's delight,
Time and the hour brought silence on
And the dark night.

Doth not Orion even set!
O love, love, prove true alone,
Till youthful hearts ev'n love forget,
Then, child, begone!

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