Treasure Island

James Whitcomb Riley

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

Poems of James Whitcomb Riley

201. Liberty 1/3/2003
202. Limitations Of Genius 4/9/2010
203. Lines For An Album 4/9/2010
204. Little Dick And The Clock 4/9/2010
205. Little Jack Janitor 4/9/2010
206. Little Orphant Annie 12/31/2002
207. Little-Girl-Two-Little-Girls 4/9/2010
208. Lockerbie Street 4/9/2010
209. Longfellow 4/9/2010
210. Lullaby 4/9/2010
211. Luther Benson 4/9/2010
212. Man's Devotion 4/9/2010
213. Marthy Ellen 4/9/2010
214. May I Not Weep With You 4/9/2010
215. Maymie's Story Of Red Riding Hood 4/9/2010
216. Moon-Drowned 4/9/2010
217. Morton 4/9/2010
218. Mr. Hammond's Parable--The Dreamer 4/9/2010
219. Mr. What's-His-Name 4/9/2010
220. My Bride That Is To Be 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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