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D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930).  Amores.  1916.
 
9. Irony
 
 
ALWAYS, sweetheart,
Carry into your room the blossoming boughs of cherry,
Almond and apple and pear diffuse with light, that very
Soon strews itself on the floor; and keep the radiance of spring
Fresh quivering; keep the sunny-swift March-days waiting        5
In a little throng at your door, and admit the one who is plaiting
Her hair for womanhood, and play awhile with her, then bid her depart.
 
    A come and go of March-day loves
    Through the flower-vine, trailing screen;
      A fluttering in of doves.        10
    Then a launch abroad of shrinking doves
    Over the waste where no hope is seen
    Of open hands:
      Dance in and out
Small-bosomed girls of the spring of love,        15
With a bubble of laughter, and shrilly shout
Of mirth; then the dripping of tears on your glove.
 

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