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THE WIFE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The little dreams of maidenhood
Last Line: Should laugh to find you there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

THE little Dreams of Maidenhood --
I put them all away
As tenderly as mother would
The toys of yesterday,
When little children grow to men
Too over-wise for play.

The little dreams I put aside --
I loved them every one,
And yet since moon-blown buds must hide
Before the noon-day sun,
I close them wistfully away
And give the key to none.

O little Dreams of Maidenhood --
Lie quietly, nor care
If some day in an idle mood
I, searching unaware
Through some closed corner of my heart,
Should laugh to find you there.

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