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Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children. Keary, M. (Maud).
page: 103


  • THE primrose murmured to the wind,
  • “Drink in my fair scent, and go
  • And tell the child you left behind,
  • Where I and hidden violets grow.
  • “Tell him the squirrels leap the boughs,
  • The woodpecker goes tap, tap, tap!
  • While baby rabbits sit and browse
  • Upon the green turf’s mossy lap.
  • “Tell him that scarlet toadstools stain
  • The silent pathways through the wood,
  • The spider weaves a jewelled chain,
  • The busy ant’s abroad for food.
  • “Then bid him” said the primrose, “come
  • To sing with us, and work and play,
  • To hear the wild bee’s pleasant hum,
  • And be contented all the day.”