Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume II/Might I Return

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Poems, Volume II by Florence Earle Coates
Might I Return

MIGHT I RETURN

MIGHT I return to that May-day of gladness
 When life is young, and all its promise fair;
Might I efface each memory of sadness,
 And put away the weary load of care,—
To pluck the rose that in Time's Eden blows,
 I would not go, were I to miss you there!


Might I ascend unto those realms of rapture
 Whose amaranthine joys fade not again,
Might I the secrets of Elysium capture,
 And find fruition for my longings vain,—
I would forego these dear delights, to know
 That you were with me, and to share your pain.