Agnes Mary Frances Robinson's poem describes her attempting to woo a female lover with flowers. However, a man swoops in and gives her better flowers instead.
I made a posy for my Love
As fair as she is soft and fine:
The lilac thrift I made it of
And lemon-yellow columbine.
But woe is me for my despair,
For my pale flowers, woe is me:
A bolder man has given her
A branch of crimson peony!
Come let us a posy make
Sweet with lasting flowers to-day!
Gather roses, dear, and break
Pinks in bud and sprigs of bay,
Myrtle, violets, woodruff, rue,
Lavender and featherfew.
Title of volume of first printing
An Italian Garden, a book about songs
Page numbers in original volume