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So soft beneath their feet;
A music clear and sweet.
And scarlet columbine,
The dandelions shine.
And just as many daisies
As their soft hands can hold,
All fair in white and gold.
There peeps the violet blue;
God made them all for you.
HELPS TO STUDY
Notes and Questions What trees are mentioned in this Name some spring flowers which poem
are not mentioned anywhere in What flowers are mentioned? Where do these flowers grow? Can you think of any reason the What colors do you see when you author may have had for choosread the fourth stanza ?
ing the flowers which she menWhat colors do you see when you tions read the fifth stanza
For whom does the poem tell us Why is the violet described as these beautiful flowers peeping,
Words and Phrases for Study PRONUNCIATION: al'-der
dăn'-de-li-on col -ŭm-bine
I COME, I come ! ye have called me long-
I have breathed on the South, and the chestnut flowers
I have looked on the hills of the stormy North,
For Biography, see p. 51.
And the pine has a fringe of softer green,
I have sent through the wood-paths a growing sigh,
From the streams and founts I have loosed the chain,
Come forth, 0 ye children of gladness! come!
trāceto follow by some mark, foosteps, or tracks.
WORDS AND PHRASES:
JACK IN THE PULPIT
Clara Smith is not a well-known writer, but her poem in the Pulpit' is full of beauty.
Just over the way.
Drooping and sad;
Smiling out glad;
Beaming and bright;
Some red and some white;
Half-clasped in prayer;
The gold of their hair;
Guileless and frail,
Upturned and pale;
All in their best,
In purple gauze dressed-
This sweet Sabbath day
In his pulpit will say.