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THE WAY THAT LOVERS USE

The way that lovers use is this;
They bow, catch hands, with never a word,
And their lips meet, and they do kiss,
—So I have heard.


They queerly find some healing so,
And strange attainment in the touch;
There is a secret lovers know,
—I have read as much.


And theirs no longer joy nor smart,
Changing or ending, night or day;
But mouth to mouth, and heart on heart,
—So lovers say.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.