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Sheets, Geo M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin literary magazine
Vol. VI, No. 1 (October 1908)

Jung, Ernest
My wild rose,   p. 28


Page 28


           MY WILD ROSE
               ERNEST JUNG.
                     1
 I strolled upon the hill-side one June day
   And came upon a wild rose growing there;
 I picked the pretty flower on my way
   And took it home to give it all my care.
                     2
 I loved that flower from the hill-side wild,
   And tried its least desire to fulfill,
 And yet with all I did,-it never smiled;
   It seemed to miss the sunshine on the hill.
                     3
 My dearest friend saw this wild flow'r one day,
   My sad rose smiled and looked in fear at me;
 He kissed it then and took it far away,
   And now my wild rose smiles in ecstacy.
                     4
 My rose!-I'll love thee till my dying hour,
   And in the moment when death seizes me,
 I'll think of thee, my lovely, precious flower,
   And 'my last sigh shall be a prayer for thee.
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