Edith Nesbit

(15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924 / Kennington / Surrey / England)

A Garden Of Girls


KATE is like a violet, Gertrude's like a rose,
Jane is like a gillyflower smart;
But Laura's like a lily, the purest bud that blows,
Whose white, white petals veil the golden heart.
Girls in the garden--one and two and three--
One for song and one for play and one--ah, one for me!
Gillyflowers and violets and roses fair and fine,
But only one a lily, and that one lily mine!


Bertha is a hollyhock, stately, tall, and fair,
Mabel has the daisy's dainty grace,
Edith has the gold of the sunflower on her hair,
But Laura wears the lily in her face.
Girls in the garden--five and six and seven--
Three to take, and three to give, but one--ah! one is given--
Hollyhocks and daisies, and sunflowers like the sun,
But only one a lily, and that one lily won.

Submitted: Monday, April 19, 2010

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  • Rookie - 163 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (10/20/2010 9:09:00 AM)

    wow, how wonderful you are to write something like this and view a garden of girls. Girls are special, with pigtails and curls, everyone is unique, and from them emerge the women of the world. (Report) Reply

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