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Poem by Walter Learned


Summer Wind


Softly the summer wind woos the rose
Like a fickle lover.
He kisses her petals then off he goes
The fair fields over.

But since he hath kissed her, forever the rose
Her petals uncloses,
And he breathes thereafter wherever he goes,
The perfume of roses.



Walter Learned


Walter Learned's other poems:
  1. With a Spray of Apple Blossoms
  2. At the Sign of the Blind Cupid
  3. Free
  4. Time's Revenge
  5. On the Fly-Leaf of a Book of Old Plays


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Bryant Summer Wind ("It is a sultry day; the sun has drank")

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