O'er her fair cheek where only smiles had played,
And when he saw it there his heart grew still
And sad, for all his joys then seemed to fade.
"What was it, Love," he said, "that brought the
A sweet, sad tear to eyes that only knew
Sweet merriment and joy and laughter's ways;
Was it because some friend has proved untrue?"
And then he pressed her close and kissed again
Her lily cheeks, yes, kissed them o'er and o'er,
And begged that she might pour into his ear
The story sad, so sad, her dear heart bore.
Her eyes looked up to his with old time love
And o'er her face a smile began to play,
The tear came trickling down___"Because sweet-
It was so sweet to have it kissed away,"
(Boston: The Gorham Press. 1914)