Littell's Living Age/Volume 143/Issue 1852/A Valentine

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Littell's Living Age
Volume 143, Issue 1852 : A Valentine by Mary T. Reiley

Originally published in "Poems by Mary T. Reiley."

A Valentine

If I were a leaf on a tree,
     And you were the wind from the west;
Would you waft me away in your strong embrace,
     And pillow my head on your breast?

If you were the sun in his strength,
     And I were a morsel of dew;
Would you lift me away from my low estate,
     And carry me nearer you?

If you were the king among men,
     And only my love were mine,
Would you single me out from all maidens on earth,
     To choose me your Valentine?