John Hartley

(1839-1917 / England)

An Acrostic - Poem by John Hartley

H a! if yo'd nobbut known that lass,
A w'm sure yo'd call her bonny;
N oa other could her charms surpass,
N oa other had as monny.
A n ha aw lost mi peace o' mind,
H ark! an aw'll tell if yor inclined.
C awered in a nook one day aw set,
R aand which wild flaars wor growin;
O, that sweet time aw'st ne'er forget,
S oa long as aw've mi knowin.
T hear aw first saw this lovely lass;
I n thowtful mood shoo tarried,
'C ome be mi bride, sweet maid!' aw cried:
'K eep off!' shoo skriked, 'aw'm married!'

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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