Too young for love?
Ah, say not so!
Tell reddening rosebuds not to blow!
Wait not for spring to pass away, —
Love’s summer months begin with May!
Too young for love?
Ah, say not so!
Too young? Too young?
Ah, no! no! no!

Too young for love?
Ah, say not so,
While daisies bloom and tulips glow!
June soon will come with lengthened day
To practice all love learned in May.
Too young for love?
Ah, say not so!
Too young? Too young?
Ah, no! no! no!

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.