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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Poems.
XII. To Christina Rossetti
By Dora Greenwell (1821–1882)
 
        “I have mingled my grapes and my wine.”
The Song of Songs    

THOU hast filled me a golden cup
With a drink divine that glows,
With the bloom that is flowing up
From the heart of the folded rose.
The grapes in their amber glow,        5
And the strength of the blood-red wine
All mingle and change and flow
In this golden cup of thine.
With the scent of the curling wine
With the balm of the rose’s breath,—        10
For the voice of love is thine,
And thine is the Song of Death!
 
 
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