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Title: Little book of garden songs
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: Hamil, Lura Coolley, 1878-1933. [from old catalog]
Publisher: Boston, Four Seas Co
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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Gods even-song.  MY NEIGHBOR ELM Where late you showed against the sky-In tracings intricate and fineI now look into leafy lanesWliere birds do nest and fledglings flyIn crude and clumsy travestyOf task set for them and their gainsYou seem to note, oh friendly tree, the same as mine. Benevolence and stately graceAre yours and strength and hardihood.The sunshine falls upon your headUndimmed through years that leave no trace.You hold secure your honored placeNor winters stormy rigors dread,Such storms youve weathered, friendly tree, suchgales withstood.  NEW HAMPSHIRE WOODS I close my eyes and see trees stretch away In aisles and vistas whose beginnings here Picked out in vivid colors once have flamed Upon my sight. Hear all around Above and underfoot the soft light sound Of autumn leaves slow falling. Tang of frost in air And squirrels busy frisking everywhere. The summers radiance somehow tamed Yet all renewed as the declining year Brings us its choicest, an October day. 
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New Hampshire woods NOON-TIME SHOWER Crashing their noisy way the leafy maples through The summer rain-drops fall in sudden shower And children hurrying from school Take refuge where they may, so straight and true Do fall the heavy drops. The air is cool And sweet; new-washed each shining leaf and flower.  BARE BOUGHS Grateful and cool the shade When thick the leaves grew on each clustering bough. But now, when I their course can trace Against the sky where bare they interlace I think they never made A picture fair as they do now. All one expanse of green, There was small difference on summer day. But now each line some beauty shows And like a lovely etching grows. Against the sky is seen In tracing clear their devious way. Color and form they show. Likeness and infinite diversity. Drawn by a master hand they mark In clear unerring way the dark Bold lines that vary so. How quick we know each differing tree! The autumn sky is cold And chill the autumn winds around them blow, But st
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