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TUSCAN OLIVES: RISPETTO 1, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: The colour of the olives who shall say?
Last Line: As love is always love in tears or jest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Olive Trees And Olives


THE colour of the olives who shall say?
In winter on the yellow earth they're blue,
A wind can change the green to white or grey,
But they are olives still in every hue;

But they are olives always, green or white,
As love is love in torment or delight;
But they are olives, ruffled or at rest,
As love is always love in tears or jest.





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