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First Line: Flowers nodding gaily, scent in air
Last Line: Thus sang a king and queen in babylon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Moore, T. Sturge

'FLOWERS nodding gaily, scent in air,
Flowers posied, flowers for the hair,
Sleepy flowers, flowers bold to
stare -- -- '
'O pick me some!'

'Shells with lip, or tooth, or bleeding gum,
Tell-tale shells, and shells that whisper Come,
Shells that stammer, blush, and yet are dumb -- -- '
'O let me hear.'

'Eyes so black they draw one trembling near,
Brown eyes, caverns flooded with a tear,
Cloudless eyes, blue eyes so windy clear -- -- '
'O look at me!'

'Kisses sadly blown across the sea,
Darkling kisses, kisses fair and free,
Bob-a-cherry kisses 'neath a tree -- -- '
'O give me one!'

Thus sang a king and queen in Babylon.

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