Poems

Spring

Sound the flute!Now it’s mute!Bird’s delight,Day and night,Nightingale,In the dale,Lark in sky,–Merrily,Merrily merrily, to welcome in the year.Little boy,Full of joy;Little girl,Sweet and small;Cock does crow,So do you;Merry voice,Infant noise;Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year.Little lamb,Here I am;Come and lickMy white neck;Let me pullYour soft wool;Let me kissYour soft …

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Lines Written in Early Spring

I heard a thousand blended notes,While in a grove I sate reclined,In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughtsBring sad thoughts to the mind. To her fair works did Nature linkThe human soul that through me ran;And much it grieved my heart to thinkWhat man has made of man. Through primrose …

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On The Third Day

— by Margaret Wideyke As pale streaks of coral openThe closed, dark, nighttime skies,Two women trudge the dusty roadThat leads to the place where He lies. Bring burial spices, they enter,Subdued by all that happened before.As they near the tomb they rememberThe rock that blocks the door. But when they …

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It’s In The Valleys I Grow

By Jane Eggleston  Sometimes life seems hard to bear,Full of sorrow, trouble and woeIt’s then I have to rememberThat it’s in the valleys I grow.  If I always stayed on the mountain topAnd never experienced pain,I would never appreciate God’s loveAnd would be living in vain.  I have so much …

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A Soldier Died Today

He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And …

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The Most Beautiful Flower

The park bench was deserted as I sat down to readBeneath the long,straggly branches of an old willow tree.Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown,For the world was intent on dragging me down. And if that weren’t enough to ruin my day,A young boy out of breath approached me, …

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