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Poem by Walter Learned


With a Spray of Apple Blossoms


The promise of these fragrant flowers,
The fruit that 'neath these blossoms lies
Once hung, they say, in Eden's bowers,
And tempted Eve in Paradise.

O fairest daughter of Eve's blood,
Lest her misprision thine should be,
I've nipped temptation to the bud
And send this snowy spray to thee.



Walter Learned


Walter Learned's other poems:
  1. Summer Wind
  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


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