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Love Came Back At Fall O’ Dew

Lizette Woodworth Reese 1856 (Waverly) – 1935



Love came back at fall o' dew,
Playing his old part;
But I had a word or two
That would break his heart.

'He who comes at candlelight,
That should come before,
Must betake him to the night
From a barred door.'

This the word that made us part
In the fall o' dew;
This the word that brake his heart --
Yet it brake mine, too.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Lizette Woodworth Reese

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