Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, PROPOSAL, by BAYARD TAYLOR

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First Line: The violet loves a sunny bank
Last Line: Shall I wed thee?
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Courtship; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

THE violet loves a sunny bank,
The cowslip loves the lea;
The scarlet creeper loves the elm,
But I love -- thee.

The sunshine kisses mount and vale,
The stars, they kiss the sea;
The west winds kiss the clover bloom,
But I kiss -- thee!

The oriole weds his mottled mate.
The lily's bride o' the bee;
Heaven's marriage-ring is round the earth --
Shall I wed thee?

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