Mark Van Doren

(June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972 / Hope, Illinois,)

Dunce Songs : 9 - Poem by Mark Van Doren

Love me little, love me long,
Then we neither can be wrong:
You in giving, I in taking;
There is nor a heart breaking
But remembers one touch,
Or maybe seven, of too much.

Love me more than halfway, though.
Let me think, then let me know.
And I promise you the same:
A little wild, a little tame;
Lest it ever seem long:
Tick, tock, ding, dong.


Comments about Dunce Songs : 9 by Mark Van Doren

  • Ernest Makuakua (2/6/2016 1:11:00 AM)


    wonderful poem written there beautiful keep writing
    thanks for sharing
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/13/2016 8:07:00 AM)


    Lest it ever seem long:
    Tick, tock, ding, dong.
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  • (1/13/2016 6:23:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem penned with playfulness and sporting spirit. Enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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