WHY DO I LOVE THEE?—by Frances Gray
Why do I love thee?
Why does the rose
List to the song of the breeze when it blows?
Why does it blossom
Fragrant and fair
Wafting its message of love through the air?
Why do its petals
‘Neath the caresses of sunbeams of gold?
Why does it ever
Deepen in hue
When it is kissed by the silvery dew?
Tell me, oh, tell me,
Canst thou disclose
Secrets that dwell in the heart of the rose?
Give me thine answer—
If thou canst tell
Then wilt thou know why I love thee so well.
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