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Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox


If (If I were a raindrop, and you were a leaf)


If I were a raindrop, and you were a leaf,
    I would burst from the cloud above you
And lie on your breast in a rapture of rest,
    And love you, love you, love you.

If I were a brown bee, and you were a rose,
    I would fly to you, love, nor miss you;
I would sip and sip from your nectared lip,
    And kiss you, kiss you, kiss you.

If I were a doe, dear, and you were a brook,
    Ah, what would I do then, think you?
I would kneel by the bank, in the grasses dank,
    And drink you, drink you, drink you. 



Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Ella Wheeler Wilcox's other poems:
  1. The Birth of the Opal
  2. At Eleusis
  3. But a Dream
  4. The Call (All wantonly in hours of joy)
  5. The Awakening (I love the tropics, where sun and rain)


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