What would I give to see his face?
I’d give-I’d give my life-of course-
But that is not enough!
Stop just a minute-let me think!
I’d give my biggest Bobolink!
That makes two-Him-and Life!
You know who “June” is-
I’d give her-
Roses a day from Zanzibar-
And Lily tubes-like Wells-
Bees-by the furlong-
Straits of Blue
Navies of Butterflies-sailed thro’-
And dappled Cowslip Dells-
Then I have “shares” in Primrose “Banks”-
Daffodil Dowries-spicy “Stocks”-
Dominions-broad as Dew-
Bags of Doublons-adventurous Bees
Brought me-from firmamental seas-
And Purple-from Peru-
Now-have I bought it-
Sign me the Bond!
“I vow to pay
To Her-who pledges this-
One hour-of her Sovereign’s face”!
My Kingdom’s worth of Bliss!