Daily Poem – Song
July 12, 2006
OH ! roses for the flush of youth,
And laurel for the perfect prime ;
But pluck an ivy-branch for me,
Grown old before my time.
Oh ! violets for the grave of youth,
And bay for those dead in their prime ;
Give me the withered leaves I chose
Before in the olden time.
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