Five Leaf Water Vine


Five leaf water vine

will you be mine?

throw to me your curling line

the grip of strangling colubrine


Twisting round a dwarf plum pine

your barbed and reaching tine,

beneath your leaves, a holy sign

the bloom of musty argentine


Knifing through an arm thick line

gushing out a water wine

a drunken feast of souls in trine

this forest loving concubine


Five leaf water vine!

in my heart you'll ever shine

I'll spin the dream when you are mine

then death will see us disentwine

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