Follow, follow me into the South,
        And if you are brave and wise
I'll buy you laughter for your mouth,
        Sorrow for your eyes.

I'll buy you laughter, wild and sweet,
        And sorrow, grey and still,
But you must follow with willing feet
        Over the farthest hill.

Follow, follow me into the South
        You may return tomorrow
Wearing my kisses on your mouth,
        In your eyes my sorrow.

Can anyone tell me the author and title of this poem?

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    Where did you find this poem? Or do you have all the words memorised?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Apr 15, 2020 at 14:59
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This is ‘Ballad’ by Marjorie Allen Seiffert (1885–1970), first published in the collection A Woman of Thirty (1919).


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