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"To a Violet"

Random Poetry List XIX

To a Violet

Spring's sweet attendant! modest simple flower,
Whose soft retiring charms the woods adorn,
How often have I wandered at that hour,
When first appear the rosy tints of morn,
To the wild brook—there, upon mossy ground,
Thy velvet form all beautiful to view;
To catch thy breath that steals delicious round,
And mark thy pensive smile through tears of dew:
But then I sigh that other violets bloom,
Unseen, in wilds where footstep never trod,
Find unadmired, unnoticed, there a tomb,
And mingle silent with the grassy sod;
Ah, so the scattered flowers of genius rise;
These bloom to charm—that, hid—neglected dies.

Susan Evance (British, nineteenth century)

Originally e-mailed on Wednesday, March 29, 2000 @ 10:14 PM.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Tue. 03/29/05 07:18:52 PM
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