IF--

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.

Picked Poems. by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1912.


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