Engaged Too Long

Original Text: 
Palace–Burner: The Selected Poetry of Sarah Piatt (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2001): 94.
1Why do I grieve with summer here?
2I want the flower that died last year;
3I want the old drops of the dew,
4And my old love, sir, .- and not you.
5Younger than you, nor quite so wise,
6Was he who had your hair and eyes, .-
7Who said, "I love you" first, you see;
8This you repeat, and weary me.
Publication Notes: 
The Atlantic Monthly (1879)
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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