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    II.   Table of Contents     IV.

Menken, Adah Isaacs

- III.


When I am a flower--a wild, sweet flower--I will open
my glad blue eyes to one alone.
I will bloom in his footsteps, and muffle their echoes
with my velvet lips.
So near him will I grow that his breath shall mark
kisses on all my green leaves!
I will fill his deep soul with all the eternal fragrance of
my love!
Yes, I will be a violet--a wild sweet violet--and sigh
my very life away for him!

    II.   Table of Contents     IV.