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To My Wife (Author: Oscar Wilde)


with a copy of my poems

  1. 1] I can write no stately proem
    2] As a prelude to my lay;
    3] From a poet to a poem
    4] I would dare to say.
  2. 5] For if of these fallen petals
    6] One to you seem fair,
    7] Love will waft it till it settles
    8] On your hair.
  3. 9] And when wind and winter harden
    10] All the loveless land,
    11] It will whisper of the garden,
    12] You will understand.