Elizabeth Stoddard



Oh, The Wild, Wild Days Of Youth!

by Elizabeth Stoddard

Oh, the wild, wild days of youth!
My royal youth;
My blood was then my king:
Maybe a little mad,
But full of truth!

Oh, my lips were like a rose!
And my heart, too;
It was torn out leaf by leaf:
Ah! there be none that know
How the leaves flew!

Oh, they dropped in the wine!
The royal wine;
There were showers for the girls,
Crowns for their white brows,
And for mine!


Copyright 1895
Houghton, Mifflin And Company, Boston And New York