James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

Poems of James Whitcomb Riley

1. A Ballad 4/9/2010
2. A Barefoot Boy 12/31/2002
3. A Bear Family 4/9/2010
4. A Brave Refrain 4/9/2010
5. A Bride 4/9/2010
6. A Canary At The Farm 4/9/2010
7. A Child-World 4/9/2010
8. A Christmas Memory 4/9/2010
9. A Country Pathway 4/9/2010
10. A Cup Of Tea 4/9/2010
11. A Delicious Interruption 4/9/2010
12. A Discouraging Model 4/9/2010
13. A Ditty Of No Tone 4/9/2010
14. A Diverted Tragedy 4/9/2010
15. A Dost O' Blues 4/9/2010
16. A Dream 4/9/2010
17. A Dream Of Autumn 4/9/2010
18. A Dream Of Long Ago 4/9/2010
19. A Fantasy 4/9/2010
20. A Feel In The Chris'mas-Air 4/9/2010

The Ripest Peach

The ripest peach is highest on the tree --
And so her love, beyond the reach of me,
Is dearest in my sight. Sweet breezes, bow
Her heart down to me where I worship now!

She looms aloft where every eye may see
The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
Such fruitage as her love I know, alas!
I may not reach here from the orchard grass.

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