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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Little Book of Modern Verse.  1917.
 
66. The Prince
 
By Josephine Dodge Daskam
 
 
MY heart it was a cup of gold
That at his lip did long to lie,
But he hath drunk the red wine down,
And tossed the goblet by.
 
My heart it was a floating bird        5
That through the world did wander free,
But he hath locked it in a cage,
And lost the silver key.
 
My heart it was a white, white rose
That bloomed upon a broken bough,        10
He did but wear it for an hour,
And it is withered now.
 

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