Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CHILD'S SONG, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

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First Line: What is gold worth, say
Last Line: Love's worth love.
Subject(s): Gold; Leaves; Love

WHAT is gold worth, say,
Worth for work or play,
Worth to keep or pay,
Hide or throw away,
Hope about or fear?
What is love worth, pray?
Worth a tear?

Golden on the mould
Lie the dead leaves rolled
Of the wet woods old,
Yellow leaves and cold,
Woods without a dove;
Gold is worth but gold;
Love's worth love.

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