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Monday, March 27, 2006

For Poetry Monday:

This is from the book, "Recitations Old and New for Girls and Boys" by Grace Gaige. (copyright 1924) It contains so many good poems.
This one stood out to me today because we have so many little wild violets in our backyard right now. I love the color they add to our grass!

The Violet

Down in a green and shady bed
A modest violet grew;
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head,
As if to hide from view.

And yet it was a lovely flower,
Its color bright and fair;
It might have graced a rosy bower,
Instead of hiding there.

Yet there it was content to bloom
In modest tints arrayed;
And there diffused a sweet perfume,
Within the silent shade.

Then let me to the valley go,
This pretty flower to see;
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility.

-Jane Taylor

See what poems others have chosen for today.


  • That is such a nice poem. It is great one for young boys and girls to read. I love reading those old school books. I quite a few around my house.

    By Blogger Jenni, at 8:30 PM  

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