Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ALL PASSERETTA BRUNA, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS

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ALL PASSERETTA BRUNA, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I bid you, you will come
Last Line: You will take me.

If I bid you, you will come,
If I bid you, you will go,
You are mine, and so I take you
To my heart, your home;
Well, ah, well I know
I shall not forsake you.

I shall always hold you fast,
I shall never set you free,
You are mine, and I possess you
Long as life shall last;
You will comfort me,
I shall bless you.

I shall keep you as we keep
Flowers for memory, hid away,
Under many a newer token
Buried deep,
Roses of a gaudier day,
Rings and trinkets, bright and broken.

Other women I shall love,
Fame and fortune I may win,
But when fame and love forsake me
And the light is night above,
You will let me in,
You will take me.

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