Mark Van Doren

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

Dunce Songs : 9


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.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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