Robert Kirkland Kernighan
I'Ll Steal For Her - Poem by Robert Kirkland Kernighan
I'll steal the breath of the opening leaf
And breathe it against your cheek ;
I'll steal the scent of the autumn sheaf
For thee, oh maiden meek ;
I'll steal the catkins where willows bide,
Where bees that bumble sip ;
I'll steal the wealth of the forest wide
And splash it against your lip.
I'll steal a song from the blue bird's throat
And I'll pour it in your ear ;
From the broken nest where the hen hawks gloat,
Darling, I'll steal a tear.
I'll steal a kiss from the swallow sweet,
A laugh where the black birds be,
A dance from under the robins' feet,
Darling, I'll steal for thee !
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