Louisa May Alcott

(29 November 1832 – 6 March 1888 / Pennsylvania / United States)

Flowers, Dear Flowers, Farewell!


'We are sending you, dear flowers,
Forth alone to die,
Where your gentle sisters may not weep
O'er the cold graves where you lie;
But you go to bring them fadeless life
In the bright homes where they dwell,
And you softly smile that 't is so,
As we sadly sing farewell.

O plead with gentle words for us,
And whisper tenderly
Of generous love to that cold heart,
And it will answer ye;
And though you fade in a dreary home,
Yet loving hearts will tell
Of the joy and peace that you have given:
Flowers, dear flowers, farewell!'

Submitted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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  • William Fc Smyth (4/22/2011 12:59:00 PM)

    Great poem. Down to earth! ! I am not a poet but I am enjoying reading a lot on this site! I found your work to be excellent and Mike Monahan's work is outstanding. Regards WC (Report) Reply

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