Song (Dunbar, "My heart to thy heart")

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My heart to thy heart,
  My hand to thine;
My lip to thy lips,
  Kisses are wine
Brewed for the lover in sunshine and shade;
Let me drink deep, then, my African maid.

Lily to lily,
  Rose unto rose;
My love to thy love
  Tenderly grows.
Rend not the oak and the ivy in twain,
Nor the swart maid from her swarthier swain.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.