Sara Coleridge

(1802-1852 / England)


  • ''The Poplar grows up straight and tall,
    The Pear-tree spreads along the wall,''
    Sara Coleridge (1802-1852), British poet. Trees (l. 3-4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.
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The Child

See yon blithe child that dances in our sight!
Can gloomy shadows fall from one so bright?
Fond mother, whence these fears?
While buoyantly he rushes o'er the lawn,
Dream not of clouds to stain his manhood's dawn,
Nor dim that sight with tears.

No cloud he spies in brightly glowing hours,
But feels as if the newly vested bowers

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