A Christmas Wish Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: ABBCDEEF AFFGHIIA

I CAN NOT give you happinessA
For wishes long have ceased to bringB
The Fortune which to page and kingB
They brought in those good centuriesC
When with a quaint and starry wandD
Witches turned poor men's thoughts to goldE
And Cinderella's carriage rolledE
Through moonlight into FairylandF
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I may but wish you happinessA
Not Pleasure's dusty fruit to hndF
But wines of Mirth and Friendship kindF
And Love to make with you a homeG
But may Our Lord whose Son has comeH
Now heed the wish and make it trueI
Even as elves were wont to doI
When wishing could bring happinessA

Frederick William (fw) Harvey



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