Dearie, now I know just what makes me love you so –
Just what holds me and enfolds me in its golden glow.
Dearie, now I see ’tis each smile so bright and free.
For life’s sadness turns to gladness when you smile on me.
There are smiles that make us happy,
There are smiles that make us blue;
There are smiles that steal away the tear drops.
As the sunbeams steal away the dew;
There are smiles that have a tender meaning
That the eyes of love alone may see,
And the smiles that fill my life with sunshine
Are the smiles that you give to me.
Dearie, when you smile everything in life’s worth while;
Life grows fonder as we wander down each magic mile;
Cheery melodies seem to float upon the breeze.
Doves are cooing while they’re wooing in the leafy trees.
Till We Meet Again
There’s a song in the land of the lily
Each sweetheart has heard with a sigh;
Over high garden walls
This sweet echo falls,
As a soldier boy whispers “Good-by!”
Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu;
When the clouds roll by I’ll come to you;
Then the skies will seem more blue;
Down in lovers’ lane, my dearie,
Wedding bells will ring so merrily,
Ev’ry tear will be a memory.
So wait and pray each night for me,
Till we meet again.
Tho’ “Good-by!” means the birth of a teardrop.
“Hello!” means the birth of a smile;
And the smile will ease
The tears’ blighting trace
When we meet in the after-awhile.
BONNIE DAVIS, Canute, Ok.