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TUSCAN OLIVES: RISPETTO 5, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: At lucca, for the autumn festival
Last Line: As on our risen love our lives are grown.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Love; Olive Trees And Olives; Tuscany, Italy

At Lucca, for the autumn festival,
The streets are tulip-gay; but you and I
Forgot them, seeing over church and wall
Guinigi's tower soar i' the black-blue sky;

A stem of delicate rose against the blue;
And on the top two lonely olives grew,
Crowning the tower, far from the hills, alone;
As on our risen love our lives are grown.

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