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  • Lovers

    From the Grand Forks Daily Herald, August 2, 1915.

    A little boy and girl at school,
        Learning the self-same things;
    Laughing and playing in the sun,
        Dear little wanderlings.
    And he says to her, earnest-wise,
        And shyly droops his head,
    “I love you most of all the world,”
        “And I love you,” she said.

    A man and woman, calm, sedate,
        Learning the self-same things
    From life’s great book, grown keen and wise
        From world-wide wanderings.
    And he to her says, earnest-wise,
        And proudly lifts his head,
    “I love you better than my life,”
        “And I love you,” she said.

    A man and woman, old and old,
        Down life’s last slope they tread;
    All bent and shrunken is her form,
        And silvery white his head.
    And soft he says, “My dear, my dear,
        We’ve many years been wed,
    But still I love you more and more.”
        “I love you too,” she said.