Saturday, June 7, 2014

Red Clover / Elaine & Dora Read Goodale

Red Clover

Crimson clover I discover
     By the garden gate,
And the bees about her hover,
     But the robins wait.
          Sing, robins, sing,
               Sing a roundelay, —
          'Tis the latest flower of Spring,
               Coming with the May!

Crimson clover I discover
     In the open field,
Mellow sunlight brooding over,
     All her warmth revealed.
          Sing, robins, sing,
               'Tis no longer May, —
          Fuller bloom doth Summer bring,
               Ripened thro' delay!

Elaine Goodale (1863-1953) & Dora Read Goodale (1866-1953)
from All Round the Year: Verses from Sky Farm, 1881

[Poem is in the public domain worldwide]

Elaine Goodale biography 
Dora Read Goodale biography 

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