lilies in the valleys
'gather me lilies in the darkling valleys,
gather me lilies in the valleys of delight!'
'how can i gather lilies with no cloak to cover me,
and no shoes for stony ways, and it the dark night?'
'i will give you shoes of silver and a cloak for rainy weather,
i will set you in a love that laughs and a love that grieves;
i'll hold you and i'll fold you and we'll travel down together
where the lilies shine like seed-pearls in the wet, dark leaves.
and we'll gather the brittle lilies in the valley of delight,
and up from mossy mountains shall spring the lilied morning
like our love from the valley - from the valley of the night'
― mary webb
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